Wildlife photography might sound like a dream job to many traveling all over the world in search of the most exotic flora and fauna that the planet has to offer, and getting up close and personal with them in a way most people can’t. Exciting as it may sound, the job does come with its fair share of trials and tribulations.
Life and death meet at dawn on the plains of Botswana’s Okavango Delta as a lion peers through the carcass of a dead buffalo. Photo courtesy of Panos Laskarakis. From waiting for the perfect setting for years to being emotionally stirred by human-wildlife conflicts, these photographers share stories behind their most challenging photos.