Wildlife tourism is an element of many nations’ travel industry centered around observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats.
Nature tourism is based on the idea that the destination and purpose of travel is nature itself. Specialized forms of nature tourism focus on e.g. specific groups of plants or animals.
Nature watching and photography are rapidly expanding into new geographical regions and species.
The Power of Nature is in Your Hands.
Wildlife photography is about capturing a split second when the light and the animal behavior come together to create an emotional image.
The beauty and also the curse of wildlife photography is that one cannot change almighty Nature. One cannot change the weather and the light, where the wild animals want to go, what they want to do, and when special things happen to them.
When that moment comes, we know we have conquered nature. Maybe this is what some people mean when they say “becoming one with Nature.”
Yet one does not need to travel to these grand locations to see wildlife. If you look closer, you will see that it is all around us.
Nature is not always sunshine and rainbows. Yet if you keep looking—enduring rain and wind—miracles can happen.
“The wonderful thing about nature photography is that you are continually humbled and amazed by the delightful surprises that come from it—and horrified and disappointed when it doesn’t work as you predicted.” – Jim Brandenberg.