Tribe Yala

Capturing Yala’s Hidden Gems: Tips for Capturing Wildlife Magic


Surrounded by the leopards’ empire and watched over by the animals of the wilderness. Tribe Yala provides a jungle-inspired, culturally authentic, and elegantly furnished experience, all within the privacy of the wild. It offers luxury glamping tents that take their architectural cues from the park’s most often-seen wildlife. Tribe Yala is committed to providing an outstanding wildlife experience with elegantly tented accommodations that are based in close proximity to the famed Yala National Park. We offer fun and adventurous activities such as safari rides, cave trekking, lake cruising, and trudging along with the jungle.

Wildlife photography is a genre of photography that involves capturing images of animals in their natural habitats. Wildlife photography requires a lot of patience, skill, and knowledge of wildlife behavior as well as the technical aspects of photography. Wildlife photography is an amazing way to appreciate nature, conserve wildlife, and feel the thrill of capturing amazing moments. Wildlife photography can be divided into three broad types: mammal photography, bird photography, and reptile/amphibian photography.

In addition to capturing wildlife, wildlife photography also involves telling a narrative and expressing one’s artistic vision. You should be mindful of your images’ creative composition, including the angle, perspective, framing, background, and foreground. To establish a more personal and genuine connection with your subject, try to shoot at eye level with them. Additionally, you should constantly assess your background options and search for plain, striking, or contrasted backgrounds that go well with your subject.


Taking captures of wildlife requires a high level of practice to master it to the level of a professional photographer. Speaking of which, there are several techniques and strategies one needs to follow in order to be a part of this. Here are some of our best tips!

  1. Understanding wildlife: Wildlife photography is a challenging area of photography that requires a lot of patience, skill, and knowledge. Some of the key tips needed to capture wildlife photography are that one needs to understand the lifestyle of the targeted wildlife. Several points, like their movements, behavioral patterns, and habitats, must be understood prior to the visit to the park. This would further help you enhance the quality of the capture. Also, the best time to capture the shot should be known by the photographer.
  2. Right equipment: The use of a tripod to capture the photo with a high-quality lens or a smartphone is highly recommended to stabilize the shot and prevent it from shaking. A camera with a zoom lens will allow you to capture close-up shots without disturbing the animals.
  3. Be patient and persistent. Wildlife photography is not easy, and it often involves waiting for long hours for the right moment to capture. You may have to deal with bad weather, poor lighting, or uncooperative subjects. But do not give up easily, and keep trying until you get the shot you want. Sometimes, luck plays a big role in wildlife photography, so be ready to seize any opportunity that comes your way.
  4. Experiment and be creative: Wildlife photography is not only about documenting the animals but also about expressing your artistic vision and telling a story. Do not be afraid to experiment with different angles, perspectives, compositions, and techniques. Try to capture the emotions, personalities, and interactions of the animals, as well as their beauty and uniqueness. Use the light, colors, textures, and backgrounds to enhance your images. 

To conclude, wildlife photography is a wonderful way to explore and appreciate the beauty and diversity of nature. It can also be a powerful tool to raise awareness and inspire action for wildlife conservation. So join us in this thrilling adventure where every click of the camera is a step towards preserving Yala’s enchanting wilderness.


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