Animals

 

See the People and Odd Stuff section for a greater understanding of why I prefer to photograph animals. I don't suffer the same embarrassment when I ask a tortoise if I can take its picture - unless somebody overhears me that is. The eyes are the most important thing but I've noticed that the minute you point a camera at an animal it turns away. Maybe it's embarrassed, maybe it thinks the camera lens is a big eye or maybe it can see its own reflection in the lens and thinks goodness I do look a mess, he's not taking my picture with me looking like this!

Incidentally, I titled the picture above 'chicken quarters' (if you don't get it ask somebody to explain it to you)!

 

 

 

A deer of some sort
A deer of some sort

It was giving me the eye so I took a photograph of it.

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Another deer
Another deer

This is a better image. The previous animal was a bit hairy around the nose. This one is more textured.

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Ibex
Ibex

OK, I know what this was.

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Baby calf
Baby calf

I know many a woman that would kill for those eyelashes!

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Elephant
Elephant

They always look so sad. Probably because of moronic poachers going around killing them for their tusks.

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Duck or it might be a goose
Duck or it might be a goose

Disturbed while eating as can be seen by the grass hanging from its beak.

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Baby seal pup
Baby seal pup

Ah cute, but a word of advice - if you're photographing one on these use a long lens and keep a look out for the mother. These little chaps have teeth like needles.

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Frog or toad
Frog or toad

I put this here as part of the eyes category. I think he had two eyes - I just never saw its left eye open. Either that or it was winking at me all the time.

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