There are a lot of difficult jobs out there, but one of the professions that tends to get overlooked in this regard is a wildlife photographer.
While it's likely very rewarding to go all over the world and be among its most beautiful and fascinating creatures, there are so many reasons why nobody can call it an easy job. For one, some wildlife photos I've seen captured situations that seem ripped from my worst nightmares.
But even if your models aren't in the middle of trying to eat you, they're still unpredictable enough that you never know when the perfect shot will present itself and what could go wrong when you try to get it.
And the story behind one viral photo shows how much work and frustration can go into one of those nature shots we gawk at.