Nature photography is always challenging. Exotic animals and plants are some of the most interesting subjects to shoot. Unless a photographer can travel the world, opportunities to photograph exotic animals and plants are limited. Visiting theme parks like Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida is one way to get shots of species that aren't native to Florida.
The Serengeti Railway at Busch Gardens gives visitors a chance to get up close to beautiful, wild animals. Zebras, giraffes, and rhinos often come within a few feet of the train. A walking safari through Edge of Africa allows parks goers to get close to lion, hippo, and hyena habitats. The Bird Gardens house about 500 tropical bird species that have brilliantly colored feathers.
Busch Gardens is landscaped with colorful plants. Each animal habitat features plants reminiscent of their natural environments. The flora and fauna provide excellent subject matter for photos.
Busch Gardens is running a special during the month of January 2013. Florida residents can pay for a day, and visit the park all year. For a photographer interested in animal or plant photography, this is a good time to purchase a park ticket.