When you spot wildlife, getting a great photo or video from the safe distance is easy if you follow our advice. Although mobile device cameras are convenient, you may want to bring along a camera that has a zoom lens for better zoomed-in photos of wildlife. Keep at least 75 feet or two bus-lengths away from all wildlife in the park, and at least 150 feet or four bus-lengths away from more dangerous animals like black bears.
You’ve found your park, now find the safe distance from wildlife to capture great memories. Share your safe distance wildlife photos on social media: #FindYourDistance #ShenNPS or by posting them to our Facebook Page.
Last updated: December 6, 2017