Nature photography is a science as well as photography. Many nature photographers, especially those belonging to environmental organizations, are educated in the fields of photography and in natural sciences. They have a love of nature and a genuine concern for environmental and animal protection.
Many nature photographers want to promote education with their photos. They belong to associations that support wildlife and animal life and believe that the image caught in the frame is most likely never going to occur again. Nature photography is the capturing of life in the wild without actually capturing it.
Lighting and film speed are important when filming outside. This is particularly true if the photographer is going to be shooting film or digital photography of animals that are running. Anticipation of behavior of an animal is helpful is getting successful shots.
Different equipment is used in nature photography. Fill flashes, tripods, large format cameras, macros lenses and filters to enhance natural color are all a part of the process.
Film speed for those shooting with traditional cameras can be 400 or 800 ISO. These speeds capture movement and process changing light well.
Adverse weather conditions can benefit the photographer. An example of this is that snow provides a good reflection device for flash photography.
The most important part of nature photography, other than the photographer loving nature and also knowing the camera well, is learning to sit still and wait. By becoming a part of the environment, a familiar-ness and admiration is apparent in the resulting images.