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E. Q. Taft 09 August 2018 05:48 PM

Animals interrupting wildlife photographers is my new joy
 
https://twitter.com/Polychromantium/...68864717938688

There are apparently more out there, but this twitter feed...well, just go look.

Why some of those photographers are still alive I'm not sure....but dang. ;)

dfresh 09 August 2018 06:57 PM

Those are great photos. Don't worry E.Q., just after this the bears mauled that photographer, but those photos were not published due to the gore.

erwins 09 August 2018 07:03 PM

With several of them I question whether they are truly "wildlife" as opposed to exotic pets or in zoos or sanctuaries of one kind or another. But they are adorable photos.

E. Q. Taft 09 August 2018 07:45 PM

One poster on the twitter thread said s/he recognized one of the photographers as being the staff photographer at a zoo (I think the Bronx Zoo). Though that doesn't mean that the same photographer doesn't shoot in the wild, too.

I also kind of raised my eyebrows later in the thread at the guy who posted the rather specialized "pictures of tranquilized bears falling out of trees" (noting that there were handlers standing by to catch said bears in a net). They look a lot stiffer than I would expect a tranquilized bear to look....

Cervus 09 August 2018 10:45 PM

I've had scrub jays land on my head, attracted to the shiny metal grommets on my hat. But the pics I have of that are selfies, so it doesn't show me as the photographer, just a girl with a bird on her head.

crocoduck_hunter 09 August 2018 11:17 PM

I've been to places where people regularly feed the local birds. They land on heads.

smallpotatoes 12 August 2018 01:19 AM

I took a similar picture on Mt. Evans several years ago. I didn't know this photographer. I was just taking my own pictures of the widdle baby bighorns.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Animals/W...edited-2-L.jpg

crocoduck_hunter 12 August 2018 01:51 AM

That's kind of disturbing, actually.

Most domestic lambs aren't that willing to approach a strange human.

smallpotatoes 12 August 2018 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter (Post 1985159)
That's kind of disturbing, actually.

Most domestic lambs aren't that willing to approach a strange human.

This is very common on Mt. Evans. They are so used to people that they will come right up to you.


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