(June 28th, 2016)
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(May 31st, 2016)
Actually, the Cincinnati Zoo posted a video of Savanna, a cheetah. But the camera was… on the shoulders of the cheetah.
Bumpy ride at full speed, but nice to see.
(January 26th, 2016)
This is not usual: A cheetah playing in fresh snow.
Not more common: A cheetah playing with a dog.
But it was in a zoo…
(July 29th, 2015)
Once upon a time, there was in Zimbabwe a lion known of nearly all the country: Black mane, Cecil.
This lion was killed by a “poacher”. It was lurd out of the safety of the reserve where it was protected (Hwange National Park), then seriously wounded by a poisoned arrow, and finally shot by the rifle of a tourist.
Is there anything dirtier?
The tourist has been tracked and found. He paid $55,000 to leave with the skin and head of the superb animal who was loved and admired by all (bar one). It was an American dentist, Walter James Palmer (first suspicions were wrongly looking toward a Spanish touist).
Even in his country, he is now reviled. At least, not all the North American are not this kind of a-hole. I specially appreciated Jimmy Kimmel’s reaction on his TV show: He is asking what reason could draw a normal man to such an act: The Vox: Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue about Cecil the lion.
Let all lion hunters know that they are often out of the law and they are all the dirtiest of the dirtiest, not worth being part of the human society.
(July 23rd, 2015)
It is most common to describe Panther and Leppard (or Leopard) as two distinct species. However, this is more a misconception in the wider public than a recognized biological classification. Both words should be used interchangeably even if old habits never die (For all the kids, Bagheera will always be the black panther of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book and cannot become a black leppard).
More importantly, if the common leopard/panther really is an identifiable species (Panthera pardus), many other species holding a leopard name belong to à completely different order:
As a matter of fact, the most attentive (or trained) eye could distinguish morphologies between those animals even without looking at their pelt colored patterns (which is still very distinctive for most of them).
Only the China Panther is of the same family as the common leopard and keeps most of its characteristics.
(July 17th, 2015)
If you thought that a house cat was really different from a big cat, think again. If you thought that a lion or a leopard was from a different stock than the neighbours’ little feline, see that they’re all the same:
(May 12th, 2015)
It is quite usual to see a leopard in a tree. After all, these big cats climb up there quite commonly and often bring their dead prey into the high branches to protect them from the competition (like a wandering hyena). But it is quite rare to see a leopard hunt in a treee. When, it is confronting an eagle, we reach great heights of weirdness.
Anyway, Paul Steyn observed such a behaviour (a leopard female trying to enter the nest of an eagle). But, in the end, even if the eagle flew avoding any risk, the leopard did not catch anything.
(April 30th, 2015)
A few changes for YLovePhoto in 2015. Starting with the decision of adding a special complement to the web site for those who know and love FlipBoard, a powerful way to flip pages on Internet-based magazines. It’s even easier if you chose to use your smart phone: your magazine pages are flipped from the tip of your finger, to move from one post to the next, one image to the next.
I’ll store there sets of links that I find on the web. I’ll try to make them appear in groups linked by an obvious common subject in the coming months (If I’m good enough at it and if you are interested enough).
I’ll start with a series (videos and posts) about depth of field, a topic central for any photographer.
Tell me what you think of it. I can’t wait to know.
(April 29th, 2015)
I love the way cheetahs outperform many man-made machines in terms of acceleration and speed. But I also love it when somebody demonstrates beautifully how it works and gives us some stats and facts about cheetahs.
Lovely visit to be done to Cheetah’s Nature speed machine.
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