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Updated: 2013-08-10T10:12:32.872-07:00

 



Some gorgeous shots Corey - And I know what you me...

2008-06-13T11:33:00.000-07:00

Some gorgeous shots Corey - And I know what you mean about feeling compelled to admire from a distance! :)



Sorry Corey... perhaps I should have posted that "...

2008-06-09T16:59:00.000-07:00

Sorry Corey... perhaps I should have posted that "rant" on my own blog instead of hijacking yours. Much love and respect to you!



ps - Michelle raises a good point. Our local Aquar...

2008-06-09T16:58:00.000-07:00

ps - Michelle raises a good point. Our local Aquarium is home to a dolphin that activist groups like to raise hell about all the time. But I used to volunteer at the Aquarium and the truth about the dolphin is that he came there after being seriously injured in a fishing net. Spinnaker was nursed back to health, but his injuries were so severe that he could not be returned to the wild. He does not look injured, but would die if not given daily medical attention. I know many of the animals at our Aquarium are in the same situation, or are at least there for rehabilitation. I think more than 2,000 animals have been treated and released back into the wild.

So... my point is that I think people wrongly see zoos as just an animal circus for our amusement, whereas many zoos are education, research and rehabilitation facilities that use the revenue from admissions to not only do important work within the facility, but to further protect and help animals in the wild.



Beautiful photos to accompany your thoughtful word...

2008-06-09T16:43:00.000-07:00

Beautiful photos to accompany your thoughtful words. I think I've written to you about this before, so perhaps I'm repeating myself, but I too feel that internal struggle about zoos. However, I honestly believe that people often don't care about things that they have never had a personal experience with. Or, should I say, some insensitive or thoughtless individuals might be inclined to change their attitude if they were able to have an up-close and personal experience like you did with the mountain lion. I feel zoos are a necessary evil which facilitiates the education of people who might not otherwise give a damn. Just my two cents...

Great post Corey.



Meow. :)

2008-06-09T16:22:00.000-07:00

Meow. :)



aren't these places a bit of protection for them? ...

2008-06-09T15:52:00.000-07:00

aren't these places a bit of protection for them? i keep myself deluded that way so as to not get caught up in the sadness.

my sadness helps no one.

except the tear fairy.

but she's a beotch.



Those are fantastic creatures and pictures. Like y...

2008-06-09T14:38:00.000-07:00

Those are fantastic creatures and pictures. Like you I struggle with the joy of being able to actually see these creatures (without zoos or safari parks I could never hope to see them. Not on this island anyway.) At the same time, the chain around the neck of the young mountain lion brings home how restricted they are, how unnatural their habitat is. I much prefer safari parks where the animals can roam free.

What an experience for Sugar Bear though. Great critters post to boot.



That kind of thing hurts my heart too but I try to...

2008-06-09T09:12:00.000-07:00

That kind of thing hurts my heart too but I try to think of those animals as martyrs for their fellow animals - if people never get a chance to see them up close they will never fall in love with them and vow to protect them, ya know?

Beautiful shots.



These are fabulous shots Cor. Miss E loves tigers...

2008-06-09T07:21:00.000-07:00

These are fabulous shots Cor. Miss E loves tigers and sponsored one as her Christmas prezzie from her grandma. I understand your struggle as I feel it too, but I suppose conservation is also a part of keeping a small amount of these animals captive, so I try to keep that in mind.



I'm with you on the captivity - but how else can p...

2008-06-09T02:49:00.000-07:00

I'm with you on the captivity - but how else can people experience the power of these animals? It's a hard decision.
Your photos are beautiful!



Looks like a little white tiger to me :)

2008-06-08T23:25:00.000-07:00

Looks like a little white tiger to me :)



Love the photos, but i have to say that hubby and ...

2008-06-08T22:00:00.000-07:00

Love the photos, but i have to say that hubby and i refuse to go to zoos any more because we see the animals all caged up and our hearts break to see them caged, seems like they have no purpose any more in life.
The last one is definitely a gorgeous photo



Your photos ALWAYS take my breath away. I can NOT...

2008-06-08T19:48:00.000-07:00

Your photos ALWAYS take my breath away. I can NOT wait to see some with a zoom lens :-)



I love the big cats. I went when the lion was roar...

2008-06-08T16:58:00.000-07:00

I love the big cats. I went when the lion was roaring once. It scared my kiddos to pieces. They clung to me. Poor things...



Those are BIG kitties!Thanks for stopping by mine ...

2008-06-08T16:28:00.000-07:00

Those are BIG kitties!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)



Wow you have some super photos of the big cats, I ...

2008-06-08T15:59:00.000-07:00

Wow you have some super photos of the big cats, I love the expression on Sugar Bear's face.



OOO you wild thing, lol,Great photos.pop and see m...

2008-06-08T14:08:00.000-07:00

OOO you wild thing, lol,
Great photos.


pop and see my CC at Beamish Musium.



Oooh, the big cats! They are my favorites, too! Th...

2008-06-08T12:21:00.000-07:00

Oooh, the big cats! They are my favorites, too! That young mountain lion is especially amazing, so cute and majestic all at once. I always feel pained to see the animals caged, too, but at the same time I do anjoy having the opportunity to see them.



I love big kitties, too. I think I would be just ...

2008-06-08T12:07:00.000-07:00

I love big kitties, too. I think I would be just as happy watching them in their natural environment on National Geographic or something as seeing them caged in a zoo.



Great big kitty photos! How awesome you got to he...

2008-06-08T11:33:00.000-07:00

Great big kitty photos! How awesome you got to hear the lion roar!! Fabulous!



really terrific captures! I'm sorting through a b...

2008-06-08T11:14:00.000-07:00

really terrific captures! I'm sorting through a bunch of zoo photos myself, it's a lot of fun! Love reliving the moments caught on film, er, memory card.

Keep us updated on your new lens. I've got several on my wish list & would love to know what's working for you :) Cheers!



Awesome big cat photos Corey! I find the 3rd ente...

2008-06-08T10:04:00.000-07:00

Awesome big cat photos Corey! I find the 3rd entertaining for some reason.

Love your photos. Zoom lens are just fantastic.

Thanks for visiting.



From the shows my kids watch on Animal Planet, it ...

2008-06-08T09:54:00.000-07:00

From the shows my kids watch on Animal Planet, it seems like many of the animals that end up in zoos or parks these days were for some reason or another unable to survive in their natural habitat. I think it is also sometimes a temporary home for animals that need to recover from some injury or illness.

That could be a mistaken impression, but if it's true then it definitely softens the blow of seeing them in the zoo -- better there and taken care of than dead in the wild.



Beautiful photos Corey.I have to agree with you ab...

2008-06-08T09:33:00.000-07:00

Beautiful photos Corey.
I have to agree with you about the confined spaces in zoos. It breaks my heart.
When you see the lions in their natural environment, then the tiny confines are even more heartbreaking the next time you go to a zoo.



These big cats look majestic. Thanks for taking us...

2008-06-08T08:56:00.000-07:00

These big cats look majestic. Thanks for taking us on a virtual visit through the game park.