Visiting your local zoo allows you to come face-to-face with animals from around the world. And as a budding photographer, it gives you the chance to see these species through your camera lens.
That being said, zoos are set up for the comfort of the animals and the viewing pleasure of visitors as a whole. In other words, you can’t expect to capture images that look just like those taken “in the wild.”
On your trips to the zoo, you’ll encounter glass, cages and other visitors making their way into your shots. If you spend all of your time worrying about trying to replicate nature and pretend the human presence isn’t there, you’re going to be disappointed more often than not. We recommend leaning into all distractions and just focusing on getting the best possible shot at any given time. You’ll not only be more successful, but you’ll also have much more fun while you are at it!