There's nothing wrong with photographing either caged animals or even those in large enclosed and protected settings. But there is no comparison for striking out on your own, following tracks, doing the homework and placing yourself in a position to simply get lucky. After all the work has been done, it's really luck we all depend on as nature photographers. Call it making your own luck, educated guesses, etc, elements like good low light, weather that behaves, dynamic backdrops and of course the animals, birds, marine mammals need to show and give us something that tells a story. A story that we are compelled to tell... All Images here are of wild animals in their own environment, doing what they do, ...naturally.