"Incredible" Cat Pictures - LINK
My friend Mark Carwardine in the UK sent me this link today to a photo story that is circulating through newspapers in the UK, showing a series of "incredible" pictures of lions, tigers and leopards -- all
shot, by the way, in Montana. (Tigers in Montana? Oh my...)
The pictures are the usual trite stuff of snarling animals, meant to suggest they are about to attack the photographer. But the worst part of the whole thing is the text in which the photographer "risked his life" to get these pictures of "wild beasts." "It could attack at any moment," he is quoted as saying.
I don't know where to begin in my comments: This is so dishonest at every level that it would be laughable... if it weren't reaching millions of people who may actually believe this crap. The animals are nothing more than cats-for-hire intentionally harassed to elicit a "threatening" response. I find this kind of photography truly obscene.
The photographer (Jonathan Griffiths) should be ashamed of himself, but even more so should be the "news agency", (Solent ) for passing this off as "wild." It does all photographers, journalists - and the public - an enormous disservice.