10 ultimate locations for wildlife photographers

A photographer captures elephants on safari
(Image credit: Getty Images)

What’s the best way to become a wildlife photographer? Get out into the wild. Despite humans encroaching ever more into the wild areas of our planet, there are still vast protected areas full of stunning wildlife where conservation stories can be just as captivating as the closeups.

If your favourite national park or wilderness area isn't on our list, no doubt you'll be angered. Don't be; a mix of the justly famous and the little known, this list of top locations for photography is merely aimed at alerting adventurous photographers to just a few of the incredible opportunities across the globe. Don't forget your long lens, an alarm clock for very early starts, and bucket-loads of patience.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.