Beginning a wildlife photography business requires you to be an efficient business person and experienced photographer. You must have high performance camera equipment and long range telephoto lenses. You also must have the time to drive to areas with wildlife, the energy to hike into the back-country and stalk wildlife and the skills to capture and process excellent photos. After the photos have been captured, you must learn how to market and sell the photos. Beginning the business and building a reputation is difficult and the market is competitive.
Starting a wildlife photography business requires capital and a large time investment. Persistence is required to compete with the best photographers.