Usually, I prefer to avoid the conventional tightly composed wildlife portrait. Instead, I often like to take a wider view (when it makes sense). This allows me to make my composition more interesting, and can show my subject in the context of its environment. This also helps me tell a story with my wildlife photos. For example, with this photo of a chestnut-breasted coronet taken in Ecuador, I zoomed out to capture the bird's interesting pose, bringing in enough of its surroundings to make the composition more interesting and more colorful. Canon 5DIII, Canon 200-400mm f/4 lens with built-in 1.4x extender, ISO 2000, f/4, 1/500 second.
I chose to isolate this Ross's Goose from the chaos of this massive fly off. I thought this would identify the subject while retaining the elements in the composition. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm G2, F8, ISO 640, 1/2000 sec