Category Archives: Animals

Uyghurs

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Kashgar, China 2003 Uyghur families travel to the market in Kashgar. I was shooting film (slides) and took very few shots. Luckily some are good enough. If I had used digital, I’d have had hundreds of shots but still this … Continue reading

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Bull Riding

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CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. Now cowboys wear protective helmets. And they need them! In days past, their only protection was a Stetson.

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Rhino and Baby

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San Diego, California 2017 The size of those heads! I deleted the background and added a prettier landscape which I had also shot at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. You can learn to do this by googling Jim Zuckerman and … Continue reading

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African Crowned Cranes

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San Diego, California 2017 I desaturated this photo of African Crowned Cranes because I shot it in harsh noon sun. The good thing about noon sun is it intensifies color but the contrast is so great that it negates the … Continue reading

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In Western Mongolia

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Mongolia 2014 I read that the dromedary camel looks as if it had been designed by a committee. But the Bactrian was designed by the hand of God. It is a beautiful creature…as beautiful as a horse and that is … Continue reading

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Golden Eagle

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Kazakhstan 2016 A Golden Eagle, eager to hunt, tries to fly from its perch on the hunter’s arm. Her tethered feet hold her captive.  The birds didn’t seem bothered by hanging upside down for a few seconds. The hunters are attentive … Continue reading

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Eliminating Backgrounds

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San Diego Wild Animal Park 2017 First you need to have a sharp shot and it isn’t that easy. Right after the bird takes flight is your best chance and here the crane’s foot is just barely touching the ground. … Continue reading

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Rearing Horse with Rider

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Almaty, Kazakhstan 2016 This looks like fun, but is dangerous. The horse can fall over backward and crush his rider. It’s one of those things that you shouldn’t try at home. I flattened the contrast and muted the colors to … Continue reading

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Portrait of Two Giraffes

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U.S.A. 2017 San Diego Wild Animal Park I am pleased if I can get a shot of two or more somethings in a pleasing pose. I was lucky on this day when the shorter giraffe began to rub its head … Continue reading

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Portrait of an African Bull Elephant

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San Diego, CA: Wild Animal Park 2017 The elephants were happy in their enclosure. Anyone could see that. They weren’t rocking back and forth as elephants do when they feel captive. They were beautiful.

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