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Old 09 August 2018, 05:48 PM
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Squirrel 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.
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Old 09 August 2018, 06:57 PM
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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.
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Old 09 August 2018, 07:03 PM
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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.
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Old 09 August 2018, 07:45 PM
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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....
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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.
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Old 09 August 2018, 11:17 PM
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I've been to places where people regularly feed the local birds. They land on heads.
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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.

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Old 12 August 2018, 01:51 AM
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That's kind of disturbing, actually.

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