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Re: Cool Photos

Postby Baker » 27 Oct 2014, 07:10

2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year


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This is heartbreaking:
Nick set out to create an archetypal image that captured the essence of lions in a time long gone, before they were under such threat. The Vumbi pride in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park are a ‘formidable and spectacularly co-operative team,’ Nick says. Here the five females lie at rest with their cubs on a kopje (a rocky outcrop). Shortly before he took the shot, they had attacked and driven off one of the pride’s two males. Now they were lying close together, calmly sleeping. They were used to Nick’s presence as he’d been following them for nearly six months, so he could position his vehicle close to the kopje. He framed the vista with the plains beyond and the dramatic late afternoon sky above. He photographed the lions in infrared, which he says ‘cuts through the dust and haze, transforms the light and turns the moment into something primal, biblical almost’. The chosen picture of lions in Africa is part flashback, part fantasy. Nick got to know and love the Vumbi pride. A few months later, he heard they had ventured outside the park and three females had been killed.
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Re: Cool Photos

Postby wildlx » 27 Oct 2014, 09:03

Yup. Wild animals will not last long in Africa, even in parks.
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Re: Cool Photos

Postby Baker » 28 Oct 2014, 06:07

We are a stupid, stupid species. It would be poetic justice, really, if the species that caused the extinction of so many other species also drove itself to extinction.
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Re: Cool Photos

Postby wildlx » 07 Nov 2014, 03:10

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Re: Cool Photos

Postby Baker » 07 Nov 2014, 06:10

Ooh, nice!
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Re: Cool Photos

Postby wildlx » 21 Feb 2015, 23:17

The 14 most amazing water bodies in our planet

So, Baker and Fran have you've been to the Champagne pool? Looks amazing.
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Re: Cool Photos

Postby Proofrdr » 22 Feb 2015, 00:51

I've been to Pamukkale and seen the terraces there. Stunning color. We went there primarily to see the excavations at Hierapolis. Fantastic Greco-Roman site.
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Re: Cool Photos

Postby FranW » 22 Feb 2015, 07:18

wildlx wrote:The 14 most amazing water bodies in our planet

So, Baker and Fran have you've been to the Champagne pool? Looks amazing.

Yes. It's lovely!
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Re: Cool Photos

Postby Baker » 23 Feb 2015, 07:00

Yes, Wild, we have seen it several times. It's in a place called Wai-o-tapu, which is a large geothermal area. There's an overlook where you can look down on the Champagne Pool. It's awesome. And, yes, it constantly bubbles. The contrast with the water colour and the underwater orange edge is surreal.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia looks amazing.
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Re: Cool Photos

Postby FranW » 06 Jun 2015, 08:58

Highlights from the 2015 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest: http://twistedsifter.com/2015/04/the-20 ... ighlights/

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