Ugly Side of Wildlife Photography

#1 Oct 2nd, 2016, 01:08
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Not just in India. Here, there are always stories about some self-entitled moron walking up to a bison in a national park trying to pet it to get a selfie. Then they wonder why the bison charges it.

Frankly, I'd let Darwin's Theory take over and let Nature do it's work, i.e., get rid of the more stupid and weaker.


"Wildlife and their habitat are facing a new threatófrom unethical practices deployed by a new breed of nature photographers. An exponential surge in the popularity of nature photography is unknowingly altering species behaviour and creating habitat disturbances.

It is sad that, at times, the forest departmentís energy is channelled towards managing tourism rather than ecological monitoring. Suspension of forest guides, safari drivers and patrolling staff involved in malpractices is common, but it hardly solves the problem."


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Then there's the cute anthropomorphic posed scenes, the like of which (looking over wife's shoulder) I see on facebook. Like some touching mother-and-child-thing that makes us go Aaaahhhh, and then, if we think about it, realise that that creature lays its eggs in a hole and leaves them there!

And apparently, there are proffessionals that wire up stuff like waving frogs. Much cruelty involved. I don't have a link; this is stuff I was reading about a year or three or ago. You probably did too.

And the selfie maniacs... Finding new ways to counter population growth!
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Finding new ways to counter population growth!

yup, Darwin's Theory. get rid of stupid and weak. there were a few stories here of foreign tourists getting up close and personal with wildlife in the national parks for selfies. morons. I say throw 'em in a hot, bubbling sulfur spring if they want to get a taste of how nature really works.
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Its been happening a long time not just recently. Those wonderful shots are as real as Soviet battle footage..
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Originally Posted by Sama View Post yup, Darwin's Theory. get rid of stupid and weak. there were a few stories here of foreign tourists getting up close and personal with wildlife in the national parks for selfies. morons. I say throw 'em in a hot, bubbling sulfur spring if they want to get a taste of how nature really works.
I'm sure an upstanding Vemonter or Milwaukee'er would never stoop to do such a thing. It's always 'em moronic selfie-seeking "foreigners" that ruin 'em precious bisons to deny the true blue American her/his natural heritage.
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No, stupid Americans do it, too. I've read stories about both but recent incidents involved foreign tourists.

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