Most often we show, post or publish pictures that are more or less cropped. Sometimes we are lucky enough to get the correct framing right out of the camera and the picture can see the light of day uncropped. Other times the horizon needs a bit of help or we need to crop more from the picture to show the real subject. Cropping is a fact of life nowadays.
While I usually try to get the framing I want from my shots, wildlife doesn’t give us the luxury to walk around the animal and try to take the shot from a different angle. Moving a mere 2 inches can make or break the picture with a branch being in the way or the animal take off in a hurry.