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How to complete the GTA 5 Wildlife Photography Challenge and unlock the Kraken sub

GTA 5 Wildlife Photography Challenge Kraken sub

For the GTA 5 Wildlife Photography Challenge, you'll need to take more than great cat pics. Complete this side mission by photographing some cute creatures and you'll unlock the Kraken submarine for any underwater expeditions, but first, you'll have to find a particular Strangers and Freaks side mission. Doing so will get you the challenge to photograph 20 different animals, from wildlife to pets. Snap them all and the Kraken Sub is yours. So let's take a look at exactly which animals you need to snap and where you can find them to complete the GTA 5 Wildlife Photography Challenge.

Complete the Paparazzi Strangers and Freaks mission with Franklin

To get started, you need to complete the first Paparazzi Strangers and Freaks mission with Franklin, which is triggered in West Vinewood. With that done, you'll receive a message from Beverly telling you that he's signed you up for a photography competition in GTA 5, after which an email will come in from Los Santos Tourist Info. This contains a list of 20 animals that you need to snap a picture of for the grand prize - the Kraken Submarine! Take a clear shot of each one, email it to LS Tourist Info, and you'll be a step closer to finishing the GTA 5 Wildlife Photography Challenge.

Once you've started the mission it's basically a case of finding and photographing all the animals you need find. To do that simply work your way through this list of creatures and follow the maps to each location. 

Boar

Grand Senora Desert: Found walking on the track just southeast of the Redwood Lights Track - stand still and let it come to you or you’ll scare it off. A cow can also be found at this location.

Border Collie

Vespucci Canals/Prosperity St: Found sat on this street corner while the owner checks out the nearby shop.

Cat

West Vinewood: Found walking down this street then curling up on the driveway.

Chicken-Hawk

Grand Senora Desert: Found flying by the dirt track off the east highway out of Vinewood Hills. A cormorant can also be found at this location.

Cormorant

Grand Senora Desert: Found flying by the dirt track off the east highway out of Vinewood Hills. A chicken-hawk can also be found at this location.

Cow

Grand Senora Desert: Found in a field just south of the Redwood Lights Track. A boar can also be found at this location.

Coyote

Grand Senora Desert: Found just south of Trevor’s airstrip - sneak up so you don’t scare them off, and if you approach at night they are more likely to stay still. A crow can also be found at this location.

Crow

Grand Senora Desert: Found flying just north of Trevor’s airstrip. A coyote can also be found at this location.

Deer

Mount Chiliad/Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness: Found in the forested area at the base of Mount Chiliad - sneak up so you don’t scare them off.

Hen

Paleto Bay: Found by a hen hutch in a back garden.

Husky

Richman: Found in the back garden of this house. Either a Husky or Retriever will appear here, so revisit until you get the breed you’re looking for.

Mountain Lion

Tongva Hills/Banham Canyon: Found in this canyon - take a vehicle so you can climb on top of it to take the photo, as if you get attacked before submitting it won’t count.

Pig

Great Chaparral: Found in the sty of this pig farm.

Poodle

Morningwood/Richman: Found on this loop of street, along with a pug and a west highland terrier. Only one will appear at a time, so revisit until you get the breed you’re looking for.

Pug

Morningwood/Richman: Found on this loop of street, along with a poodle and a west highland terrier. Only one will appear at a time, so revisit until you get the breed you’re looking for.

Rabbit

Vinewood Hills: Found on the hills of the park north of Franklin’s Vinewood Hills safehouse - don't get too close or you'll scare them off.

Retriever

Morningwood: Found sat in the street while the owner looks in a shop window.

Rottweiler

Vinewood Hills: Your faithful mutt Chop! Found at Franklin's safehouse.

Seagull

Del Perro Beach: Found flying around Del Perro Pier - don't get too close or you'll scare them off.

West Highland Terrier

Morningwood/Richman: Found on this loop of street, along with a poodle and a pug. Only one will appear at a time, so revisit until you get the breed you’re looking for.

Congratulations – you've found all of the animals for the GTA 5 Wildlife Photography Challenge.

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Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

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