Wildlife near you

Ant on a leaf © RSPCA

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

  • Look out for hedgehogs, snails 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 it flies or crawls away look for another - you will be rewarded in the end!
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