Photographing wildlife incites several different difficulties. In order to get a good shot, Elsheikh uses camouflages to get as close as possible to the animals. “By the first impression, it is very dangerous and risky, but by studying the animals and birds’ behaviour you can expect when and how to get your desired shots.” Moreover, Mother Nature can be an obstacle too. Mosquitos, muddy pools, reptiles and low temperatures are just some of the factors that the photographer must take in to account when working in the wild.
The wildlife photographer started to take photography seriously back in 2011. Since then Elsheikh has received several prizes and certificates for his work, but he believes it is more rewarding to earn the audience’s recognition. To Elsheikh, photography is for everyone; which is why he has founded Photokhana, which is an Egyptian photography club that encourages everyone to learn about the techniques of photography.