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May 16, 2016 15:30 |  #496


Saw this today, tied to the above event:
"Rangers tried many different times to reunite the calf. But the herd wasn't having it.
Result? They had to euthanize it. Because, without a home to call its own, it kept running up to people and cars and "causing a dangerous situation," the park service said."

What a shame.


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May 16, 2016 15:46 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #497

I hear ya LV,


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May 17, 2016 13:38 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #498

Just read that today... article labeled the tourists "stupid'. Couldn't agree more...


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May 17, 2016 14:06 |  #499

I saw an article and picture a couple months ago about a tourist who was holding a swan up by the wing for a picture of herself with the creature. The swan died of shock/trauma. Swan (external link) We've all heard of similar stories... the baby dolphin, the adult dolphin, a woman sitting on a nesting sea turtle, and so on. Guys in a pickup chasing a grizzly until it almost died of exhaustion. They all disgust me. Animals have a hard enough time surviving without people adding to their troubles.

Just saw a video yesterday about a big male polar bear who tried to attack a walrus (normally too big of a critter to mess with) in a colony because he was starving due to the ice melting. He had to rest once he finally reached the colony (swimming to the land), and tried attacking later on. He was not only unsuccessful, but got stabbed in the leg and could barely walk. He finally just dug a shallow hole and laid down to die. Not really related to the things about tourists, except to point out that animals have their own freakin' problems.

EDIT: Sorry for the rant, and for getting off the topic of the thread. :oops:


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May 17, 2016 15:33 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #500

It's just fine to Rant LV, My big thing these days is Plastic, there's so much plastic in the Ocean and on land most everything will succumb to it one day. I haven't thrown anything out my truck window since i was a teenager but if you look in the ditches you'll see it is nearly full with food and drink stuff.

I think it is part of the subject,...how you treat the woodland's where you live and shoot is a big part of who you are and how you think. I think if we concentrated on the human problem the animal's could sort themselves out. I for one can't even bring myself to litter, if I did drop something my conscience will not let me just walk away. and if a baby anything is on the ground I leave it and walk away,..it either makes it or is part of the food chain. But I have been known to fix the odd family with mange,...ok a lot... but I don't own them or call them mine for evermore.


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May 17, 2016 19:38 |  #501

I think it will take people who care ranting and then teaching the others what impact we have on animals around us. If nobody ever points out the error of their ways then they will never learn, or change. I think most people have no concept of how we should treat the animals, birds, bugs, etc in the world. Slowly but surely education must happen. On a positive note, I've worked for several years in a large school district, and the students there seem to have a much better idea of how to treat the world and the living things within it. I so hope I'm right...

I think we as photographers can share the wonder of animals in their habitats, and make the images teaching tools. If we can show how an animal lives, maybe people can start respecting them more. And if not, maybe we show the tragic results of a bad or stupid encounter. Wether it's the innocent animal or the stupid human who loses out...

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May 18, 2016 01:36 |  #502

My big thing these days is Plastic,

I saw this on internet, poor cow had eaten plastic:

https://youtu.be/U_6Ql​ABQuxw (external link)

Here is also rubbish along the roads, and glass bottles can cause a fire. And there is indeed a whole island of plastic in the ocean.




  
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May 18, 2016 01:43 |  #503

Lyn2011 wrote in post #18010800 (external link)
.... And there is indeed a whole island of plastic in the ocean.

Continent... :(


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Dec 19, 2017 18:02 |  #504

Off of the coast of Massachusetts

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Dec 21, 2017 08:19 |  #505

At Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts

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Dec 22, 2017 06:16 |  #506

Taken at Mainau Island in Konstanz, Germany

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What would you do if came across this beast at 15 feet.......


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Jan 17, 2018 08:07 |  #508

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I think the real question should be, besides taking this picture, what did YOU do?

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Well, since I'd be in Asia, I'd most likely have a guide and I'd let him handle it while I took photos.


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Act like bait and never lift my finger off the shutter button.


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