Wildlife near you

You don't have to go far to find amazing wildlife.

  • Look out for hedgehogs, snails, squirrels and beetles in your local park. You'll find frogs, dragonflies and damselflies around ponds and lakes, and butterflies and bees feeding in flowerbeds. You can even photograph moths and spiders in your own home!
  • Try taking extreme close-ups of larger insects. Take shots of small animals in their natural habitat.
  • Cobwebs can create unique silhouettes and insects can be photographed from interesting angles. Flowers and shrubs can give good coloured backgrounds, but try looking for other shapes or colours in the stems and leaves too.
  • When photographing wildlife, move slowly and quietly, even after you've taken the photo so you don't disturb the animal. If they fly or crawl away, look for another – you'll be rewarded in the end!