On my first night of photography classes we took a look at this amazing gallery.
There was one particular photographer that immediately stuck out in my mind. Nick Brandt's work is incredible. I'm not really into wildlife or nature photography, so it's strange that this is the guy that caught my attention...
What's even more amazing is that this photographer DOES NOT use telephoto lenses -- as in, he get's extremely close (within a few feet) of the animals in order to take their picture.
Not too shabby, huh?