Like every person that has a burning passion for wildlife photography, I have a desire to travel and visit some of the greatest places on earth. For me, my dream destination is a place where there is an abundance of not only wildlife, but landscapes and incredible people: Africa - but plane tickets are not cheap and, when you throw in food and accommodation, that sort of money can be hard to come by.
However, the greatest thing about nature and wildlife is that it is all around us. Be it through the towns and cities, countryside, local ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, woodlands, marshlands and the coastal areas, it is there - including in your back garden or right on your doorstep.
Before we roll the shutter button
Since the early days of photography, the subject of planning and preparation has been well documented (a million times or more), but I cannot over emphasise its importance.