Wildlife Photography Rule No.1: Don't Forget To Look Behind You!

Photo: Tim Greenleaf / National Geographic Expeditions

When Ford Cochran, National Geographic Blog Wild editor, asks Nat Geo photographer Tim Greenleaf for some advice, here's what he has to say:

When I stopped by his office this morning to pick it up, he asked if I'd seen this photo he shot in view of Mount Kilimanjaro during a visit to Kenya's Amboseli National Park.

"Photography rule number one," he admonished. "Don't forget to look behind you!"

In fairness, Tim noted that the photographer and videographer above might have been filming, say, Amboseli's deeply endangered lions rather than the elephants. But still.


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.

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You can see anoht elephant in the back on the right, so the probability is that there's a lot more happening in the direction they're looking.
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