Watching nature documentaries, Irish Country Living has often wondered just how wildlife camera people get that perfect action shot. There must be some carefully guarded secret. Surely they don’t just wait for the lion to pounce, the snake to attack or the dolphin to jump.

Well, we can confirm that in fact they do wait! One of Ireland’s leading wildlife cameramen Colin Stafford-Johnson, who has worked for RTÉ and the BBC, says that to film a 48-minute tiger documentary, he would have been given a whopping 200 days in the field.