Artis Amsterdam – Zoo collection
Black panther (Wikipedia)
Wild and captive…
Of the many animals in the Amsterdam zoo, the big cats in their rather small exhibits behind bars are the most hard to photograph, and to me, also the most shocking and poignant. This image, imo, almost is a manifest, an indictment.
At the same time, I know how much effort the zoo is doing to create optimal care and conditions for the animals. Hopefully also these untamed beauties will benefit from the actual renovations.
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
exp.time 1/45 sec. at f/ 4.2
ISO 200 – Focal length 200mm
TAGS : nature, animals, mammals, wild, big cats, black panther, captivity, captive, zoo, eyes, bars, Netherlands, Artis Amsterdam zoo, close_up
Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Big Cats (Dec. 25, 2010)
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