Wildlife photography is one of my favourite types of photography. The entire project can be so therapeutic, waiting for the subject and observing their daily habits.
From watching skitty meerkats, scurrying around frantically, then stopping to stand on guard. Huge majestic giraffes, gracefully finish a branch full of leaves for lunch. Each creature has a purpose for its day, gradually being fulfilled.
One may think of an African lion as a vicious threat… Until you see him relaxing on the glass, sunning his belly.
Even the females have taken a break from searching for prey, to relax in the heat.
A family of gibbons welcomes their newest arrival. The white-cheeked baby, held tight to her mother as she swung from tree branch to tree branch, showing her off to the rest of the family.
After every encounter of capturing animals and observing their behaviour, I’m left wanting more. There are many animals I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting, but there is still time yet! Time to update my passport..?
These photographs were taken at the Adelaide Zoo and the Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek. If you are interested in capturing wildlife and getting into wildlife photography, I would highly recommend starting here. You can focus your camera though the wire fences and even peek over the enclosures for some of the animals (especially the gibbons!). The Adelaide Zoo even offers wildlife photography courses to get you started.