Most of us love animals and we love to see them in the wild. It is also incredible to show friends and family members the amazing animals we see. Our podcast interview on BeProvided Conservation Radio with Jennifer Leigh Warner of Experience Wildlife Photography, got me to thinking of my own past interactions with animals. Have I gotten too close to get the once in a life time picture? Have I put myself and the animal at risk? To be honest, I probably have. It is an incredible rush to see a wild animal close to you and our egos all want us to share this rush with others! So we take selfies which cause us to not pay attention to our surroundings, turn our backs to wild animals and get too close for comfort.
Listen in on Jennifer's interview with BeProvided on September 19, 2017, to get some tips on how and why we need to observe wildlife at a safe and respectable distance. Being at a respectable distance allows the wildlife to behave in a natural way. It is very OK to love nature and wildlife, just do so mindfully for your own good and the good of the animal.