Check out this if you want to see what the best photographers with the best equipment can do. The word ‘pro’ is bandied about pretty loosely in photography but these photographers are tight!
Personally I would find most of this stuff hard to take a photograph of on moral grounds – could you take photos of such suffering and death?
But for the people who do have the stomach to do it – they are bringing back messages and stories for all of us to look at and feel about.
I note that the trend of enhancement with software applies here as well as other fields so much is super-real but I guess reality is what they want to emphasis.
Hopefully, sometimes a photo can change the world.