Do you photograph wildlife & wilderness? You need to STOP tagging your location

White Rhinoceros with large horn
Poachers are using social media to locate rare species such as rhino. (Image credit: Getty Images / Gregory Sweeney)

You just saw a rhino – and you got a photo. What an amazing shot! What an incredible experience! You’ve got to share it! As soon as you get back to the safari lodge, that shot is going straight on social media. You’ll add a caption, details of what lens and settings you used and, of course, you’ll add the name of the national park or game reserve so that your followers know where you are. Maybe they can visit one day, too. Let all photographers help other photographers! 

Carry on treating wildlife like any other subject that you point your lens at, however, and you could be the last photographer ever to see that animal alive. 

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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, 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.