The perfect shot, sadly....

1 year 7 months ago #607029 by effron
Elephants, and down the article some, a guy faces down a Polar bear and a shark attack, for the shot of a life time...

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Just don't!

Why so serious?
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1 year 7 months ago #607088 by Jorge Abril
Some people just don't use common sense.  RIP photographer, however when shooting wild animals like this, You NEED to give extra space, and be in vehicle large enough to protect you.


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1 year 7 months ago #607175 by KenMan
Such a shame to see things like this happen.  Avoidable.  

RIP


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1 year 7 months ago #607178 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Jorge

For many years now there have been a set of awards called "the Darwin Awards" - named after Charles Darwin for his work in evolution. These awards are given to people who have "taken themselves out of the gene pool" via their stupidity

A year or so back, one recipient of the award was a woman, where in an African wildlife park she got out of the vehicle and walked over to a lioness & her cubs, picked up one of the cubs to better reposition it for her photo, and never made it back to the vehicle

This was despite warnings about safety & staying inside vehicles located throughout the park and also inside the hired vehicle she and her family were driving in

Phil from the great land Downunder


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1 year 7 months ago #607181 by effron
We know about the Darwin's.....The worse part is, a bear or lion etc that kills a human here, just protecting their young, or having their space invaded are then hunted and put down. These boneheads are risking more than just THEIR lives. Not sure what they do in Africa or Oz.....

Why so serious?
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1 year 7 months ago #607340 by Number 7
Wow, tragic


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1 year 7 months ago #607363 by Stanly
Completely avoidable

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1 year 7 months ago #607372 by effron
There are plenty of morons on the loose....

Why so serious?
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1 year 7 months ago #607386 by NewavaMike
Isn't this what telephoto lenses were made for ? So you could remain at a SAFE distance from something you want to get a picture of ?


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1 year 7 months ago #607423 by Tony Imaging
Exactly!  I'm with Mike on this one.  Take out your telephoto lens and get this shot.  Who risk it all for a silly shot?!

RIP pal


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1 year 7 months ago #607455 by NewavaMike
The thought comes to me that they wanted more than a nice shot of the animal.....
they wanted a SELFIE !!


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1 year 7 months ago #607510 by Sawyer
Another tragic story that could have been avoided.  Sorry for the family and this person. 

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1 year 7 months ago #607527 by effron

NewavaMike wrote: Isn't this what telephoto lenses were made for ? So you could remain at a SAFE distance from something you want to get a picture of ?


Yup, and another idea.... you don't always get the shot!

Why so serious?
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1 year 7 months ago #607633 by Ben Vanderbilt
No words on this one. Hate reading about things like this that could have been completely avoided if a little common sense and respect for wildlife was kept in mind.  


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1 year 7 months ago #607683 by ThatNikonGuy
:agree:   I couldn't agree more


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