Step Back and See What Happens
You may already have a telephoto lens but it has lain neglected in your camera bag because it’s been awhile since your last safari holiday. Perhaps you are considering your next lens purchase?
Either way, experimenting with telephoto lenses beyond “zooming in” is a worthwhile skill to develop. So next time when you are struggling to make a shot work, step back with your telephoto lens and see what new solutions this brings.