The Call of the Wild

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    I usually don't expect much when I go to the Zoo with the family. I sometimes don't even take my camera(s).

    On this day, I had my M8 with the 90 Elmarit-M attached. While we were looking at the Lions through a fence outside, I saw this one scratching the glass as if she wanted to get out, or get in.

    I hurried over to see what was happening and found this scene. Everything happened so fast that I don't remember changing out lenses, but I think I did swap out and used the 50 summilux instead.

    It is horrible how television portrays these beautiful animals today. They focus on their "killing" power and paint them as thoughtless predators. I think this photo shows the longing of animals to be loved and cared for by people, and the desire of human beings to connect and care for them as well.

    walgert, Rosa Gamboias, and 86 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. miguel68 71 months ago | reply

      Really perfect!! Great shot!!

      Black & White Art Award

    2. Gwenaël Piaser 71 months ago | reply

      Rated RAW by the RAW Street Photography group
      (comment & give RAW logo to 5 - 10 images for every 1 post)

    3. khosey1 71 months ago | reply

      Great job! You captured the moment perfectly.

    4. mostaque 69 months ago | reply

      There is a lot of poetry in this capture

    5. jver64 69 months ago | reply


    6. savara_gallery 68 months ago | reply

      Lions are indeed dangerous, but people are actually even more. Amazing shot, unique moment.

    7. 0zzie 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Decisive Moments... Classics in B&W, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. ferider [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      Saw this on RFF. Amazing.

    9. S_Peter 63 months ago | reply

      amazing! one of my favourite photos.

    10. iceglimmer 62 months ago | reply

      congratulations contest winner!

    11. Markus Buchner [deleted] 61 months ago | reply


      --,m8&search_type=Tags (?)

    12. N A Y E E M 60 months ago | reply

      An INCREDIBLE moment captured.

    13. bstoke 59 months ago | reply

      wow. very cool

    14. sinistralist 52 months ago | reply

      Great capture, and well written description

    15. jhottapeh 45 months ago | reply

      nice capture

    16. * Stephanie48 * [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Amazing B&W !

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