Photographing animals and birds
in their natural habitat can be both challenging and rewarding. Birds are especially unpredictable, and can flee as soon as they sense the slightest movement, but they are fascinating subjects to photograph.
So how do you succeed at bird photography? Being patient, persistent and having a basic understanding of bird behaviour are all important, as is having the right kit for shooting these relatively small, fast-moving creatures.
Wildlife photographer Aaron Sterling has been watching and photographing birds for as long as he can remember. Here, he shares his tips for photographing birds without disturbing them, and the features to look for when choosing cameras and lenses to start your journey in bird photography.