January 5, 2008

Photographers lure wildlife, animals get shot

Filed under: Animals,Photography by Orangemaster @ 12:44 pm

National Park de Hoge Veluwe is going to have a talk with professional nature photographers about their bad behaviour, Director Van Voorst said. According to the park, photographers continue to lure wildlife with food after which the animals get used to humans and become tame. And when an animal becomes tame and too friendly with visitors they shoot it just like they shot a fox this summer who had jumped into a car.

Here’s the clincher: the association of nature photographers says that only professionals should feed the animals. According to them, ‘ordinary’ visitors also feed the animals to take pictures. Does ‘monkey see, monkey do’ apply here?

Hey silly animal paparazzi, what about getting a better zoom lens and not feeding the animals at all? Call me crazy, but it’s so much easier to blame someone who got their camera for free when they opened a bank account. Or go take pictures at the zoo.

(Link: fok.nl)

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