A telephoto lens is any lens that magnifies the subject, i.e. a lens longer than 85mm. Telephoto lenses are divided into further subtypes, namely: medium telephoto lenses and super telephoto lenses.

Beginner tip

A telephoto lens is a necessity for wildlife photography. It will open a whole new world to you because you will be able to photograph animals at a distance and yet still fill the frame with the subject. Rather buy one good telephoto lens than try to cover the whole range with a number of mediocre lenses.

Pro tip

In our opinion, the perfect perspective lens for wildlife photography is 300-500mm. When you use a lens in this range, the subject will look the most natural and the balance between subject and background will be just right.

How you can take a similar image

Lens: Telephoto lens.

Settings: Maximum aperture. Low ISO.

How: When you find yourself in a beautiful dune landscape that will make a stunning background, drive or walk around until you find a subject to photograph against it. Just remember to take your tripod along if you walk.