Photographing animals might also require the use of certain specialized photography equipment, particularly special lenses. Long lenses that enable a camera to zoom great distances will often come in handy when trying to photograph animals from a distance. These allow a nature photographer to take pictures of animals without spooking them or putting themselves in harm’s way. Macro lenses, on the other hand, allow photographers to take extreme close-ups of very small animals, insects, and plants. Underwater photography equipment is also necessary for taking photographs of marine life.