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Things are a bit slow in this forum.

 

So why not a fun thread with some photos that, although perfectly depicting wildlife situations, will never make it into the books and magazines. Let's see what the editors - with their Disney-like views on nature - do not want!

 

I'll go first.

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From Linyanti last year

Nice Thread. It made me go through some very old pictures and relive several safaris.   Young Baboon at Susuwe, Namibia     Hyena getting in the way of a Grumpy Lion at Kwando Lagoon.    

Kwara September 2007 A Lioness farting can be a bit overwhelming  

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Got plenty more, but... your turn!

 

(you don't realize how many pics like this you've got, until you start selecting pics for a book. Seriously!)

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Game Warden

It's all about the timing...

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africawild

I was planning to include this photo in a personal book i am doing with Blurb because i think the image has great timing but , after seeing this post and ... listening to my wife , i changed my mind !!

 

 

 

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¡¡ Especially dedicated to all those who purchase rhino horn !!

 

 

Paco

 

 

By the way Jochen , i could use your cheetah picture marking territory very easily !!!

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OMG Paco! As GW said; timing is of the essence! What are the odds?? :lol:

 

 

¡¡ Especially dedicated to all those who purchase rhino horn !!

 

This made me LOL

 

 

 

By the way Jochen , i could use your cheetah picture marking territory very easily !!!

 

?? How?

 

Ciao,

 

J.

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The zebra and osprey(?) shots are ridiculous!!!

 

This unsheathed baboon forced himself on a female (with a child no less) while another baboon looked on in astonishment.

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I was so happy when this wild dog stopped so that I could grab a pic. He then proceded to take a dump.

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This was my welcome to the Masai Mara...hadn't even checked in yet!

 

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If I ever get around to writing a book ("Beyond the big 5?") these matings (especially the baboon 'rape' - very common sign of dominance that, and fairly easily induced behaviour if you're obviously male) and that scent marking picture (that is a great shot!) are just the sort of photos I'd want to illustrate things... Unfortunately I can't imagine many people ever wanting to read it, so I'm not sure I'd be able to pay you for them either... Mind you, this thread does make me remember a great photo of a back-lit polar bear captured in the middle of a nice steamy fart that was published somewhere fairly prominent. Can't find it now, of course, but maybe some others saw it at the time?!

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Super LEEDS

Haha great thread.

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Haha great thread.

 

x2 Excellent thread.

 

Not animals, but on self drives when we've camped away from the maddening crowd, after checking the camp from the tent I would then check the area..... My wife had her camera in the tent!!

A naked Nappa with binoculars is not a pretty sight !!!!! ohmy.gifbiggrin.gif

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Unfortunately I can't imagine many people ever wanting to read it

 

 

You might be wrong. What if it became some sort of a classic?

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Game Warden

After all, look how many views Jochen's topic has had :) I even had my old English teacher, who I haven't seen in 20 odd years, telling me how he had enjoyed the images...

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OK...

 

Before anyone steals our idea; how about launching that book project now, TZB? :D

 

I'd gladly contribute pics & help out with InDesign if needed. I'll share some more...

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Here we go.

 

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"More gore, more!"

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This one I actually like a lot, tearing off the meat like that. But nonetheless; I don't see that in any book.

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Famous Freddy five-legs:

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And the silly face from my avatar probably qualifies as well.

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Not sure about this one. A tailless elephant bum, in case you're wondering.

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Game Warden

That one even has a cloud in which to write a caption :rolleyes:

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Super LEEDS

That one even has a cloud in which to write a caption :rolleyes:

 

:D "bugger, sat on another thorn"

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kittykat23uk

If it were my book I would definitely use the one of the monkeys humping!

 

Here's my contribution:

Grey seals mating:

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P1046789 mating seals by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

whoops! too close:

 

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P1010009 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Damn, got the focus wrong:

 

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S AFRICA JO 039 Great White Shark by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Lion with giraffe

 

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elephant plains to lower sabie jo 081 Lion by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Rump or sirloin?

 

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P6030529 Rump or Sirloin? by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Blue balls

 

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Vervet Monkey by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

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