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Greater One Horned Asian Rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis)_4


His ambush technique could use some work.




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Dhole (Cuon alpinus)_10


“For the tastes of the muzzle, untainted, ere snot has departed!”




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Grévy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)_12


“When I was a boy …”




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Cheetah

May. 7th, 2016 11:01 pm
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A watched cheetah egg never hatches.




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Greater One Horned Asian Rhino_40


A muddy rhino is a happy rhino.




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Bison (Bison bison)_10


This is what happens when you use the Bison Brush extension in Photoshop.




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Bactrian Camel_7


This is the sort of shot that you can get at a wildlife park that you really can’t get at a zoo.




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The Wilds

May. 6th, 2016 06:01 pm
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At the bigger zoos, you can choose to spend the night on site. This is most useful in places that are far away from regular hotels, like the Durrell Park on the Isle of Jersey, the San Diego Safari Park, and here, at The Wilds.


It’s not a cheap place to stay, but when you factor in the cost of travel, it’s not unreasonable. It is rather relaxing to have a place to just drop your gear after a long day of shooting.


I was staying in the one in the center of the shot. It was more isolated than the others and, other than a tree that get in the way, gave me a nice view at night.




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Wooly Bear

May. 6th, 2016 02:01 pm
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This was taken with entirely the wrong lens. One should really use a macro lens to take a nice up-close photo of a caterpillar. Alas, all I had was a telephoto. So I took this shot from about five meters away.




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Wilds

May. 5th, 2016 11:01 pm
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The Wilds is a place much like the Safari Park out in San Diego, except that it’s on reclaimed strip mine land in the middle of Ohio. To see the good things, you have to take the ride on the special truck. Unlike the Safari Park, though, there is no way to get one all to yourself, so you have to basically shoot around people which can be annoying.


Because each animal is relatively free to roam, and there are no enclosures, the feed trucks are sent out in the morning and the animals sort of congregate upon them. This is both an efficient way to feed the animals and it trains them to not be afraid of the trucks.




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Trumpeter Swan_1


Even after you’ve been married for years, do not ask your swan to remove that neck ribbon.

It will not end well.




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Przewalskii's Wild Horse (Equus ferus przewalskii)_40


Remember, always plant your horse seeds the right side up.




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Ostrich

May. 4th, 2016 06:01 pm
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“Did you bring a second sandwich?”




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Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi)_3


Sometimes even grass can be morally ambiguous.




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