We take a look at six stealthy options for staying hidden
Getting great wildlife shots requires a great deal of patience, and even then nature won’t make an appearance unless you blend in with your environment. Rock up to a wildlife shoot in a dayglo shell suit and you wont attract any birds, feathered or otherwise. But which camouflage is best?
The cover of choice for most pros is a dedicated hide. A typical tent design gives you numerous windows to shoot through and is usually a doddle to set up. You’ll also have plenty of room to move around inside, as well as decent protection from the elements.
However, the weight and bulk of a full-on hide can be a pain when you’re on the go. That’s where camouflage clothing comes into its own. Go for a hoodie and trousers that’ll slip straight over whatever else you’re wearing and hey presto: instant cover.
Alternatively, you can get the best of both worlds in the form of a bag hide that simply drapes over you and your camera. Unfortunately, in the UK there are only a few specialist suppliers of decent hides for photography, but all the options reviewed here are available in the UK .