Big Day at the Helsinki Zoo part 4/6.

I do have my reservations regarding zoos… basically I think wild animals should not be imprisoned. But some of the better zoos do valuable educational work and they treat their animals as well as possible.

I spent a day taking photos of animals big and small, and tried to portrait them as individuals. Because that’s what they are, just like us humans.

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  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyover 4 years ago

    I agree completely and unlike a zoo, wildlife refuge’s are the next best thing for closeups. However only a zoo or rehab place can get you this close to a bird like this so don’t feel bad. Great and proud shot sir.

  • Thank you very much Franklin, sir! I tried to do justice to this magnificent bird.

    – Joozu

  • Sonia  Lopresti
    Sonia Loprestiover 4 years ago


  • Thanks for the visit & comment Sonia!

    – Joozu

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47over 4 years ago

    Hieno kuva komeasta linnusta ja aivan sopiva tausta sille!!!!!!!!

  • Kiitos, kunnia kuuluu komealle mallille!

    – Joozu

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 4 years ago

  • Wonderful! Thank you Susanne.

    – Joozu

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauover 4 years ago

    Magestic, strong and fantastic image!!

  • Thank you very much for the great compliments Jean! I really admire your work.

    – Joozu

  • Ian David Soar
    Ian David Soarover 4 years ago

    A stunning image !!!!!

  • Thank you very much for the compliment Ian!

    – Joozu

  • Leonie Naronah
    Leonie Naronahover 4 years ago

    I love how you captured this regal spirit!! : )

  • Thank you for the visit & comment Leonie!

    – Joozu

  • davedavidson
    davedavidsonover 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful. Well done!

  • Thank you for stopping by Dave!

    – Joozu

  • Ritchie Belleque
    Ritchie Bellequeover 4 years ago

    It’s as moving a portrait as any I have seen…He looks Presidential!

  • What a great compliment! Thank you very much Ritchie.

    – Joozu

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    incredible capture…of this beautiful raptor!

  • Thank you very much Karin!

    – Joozu

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