As well as requiring photography skills, landscape and wildlife photographers may need field craft skills.
For example, some animals are difficult to approach and thus a knowledge of the animal's behavior is needed in order to be able to predict its actions. Photographing some species may require stalking skills or the use of a hide/blind for concealment.
B.C. wildlife photography is a genre for photographers concerned with documenting various forms of wildlife in their natural habitat.
In the early days of photography, it was difficult to get a photograph of wildlife due to slow lenses and the low sensitivity of photographic media. Earlier photos of animals were usually pets, stuffed, and zoo animals. These included photos of lion cubs taken at the Bristol zoo in 1854 and in 1864, photos of the last Quagga by Frank Hayes. Wildlife photography gained more traction when faster photography emulsions and quicker shutters came in the 1880s.
Developments like these lead to photos such as the ones taken by German Ottomar Anschutz in 1884, the first shots of wild birds. In July 1906 National Geographic published its first wildlife photos. The photos were taken by George Shiras III, a Representative from Pennsylvania. Some photos were taken with the first wire-tripped camera.