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The Grand Daddy of the Them All

I took this at the zoo. It took a very long time to get the shot. He was very aggravated being pinned in a small area to the point the ground was pretty worn ...
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I took this at the zoo. It took a very long time to get the shot. He was very aggravated being pinned in a small area to the point the ground was pretty worn by making continuous rounds about the yard. I was sitting on the floor at the feet of many in a very crowded observation room behind very thick glass with my tripod. People would come and go behind me. Each time he would make a "round" he would only be a few feet away from me. It got to the point he would remember me sitting there and he would look at me as he would go by. Most people would come and go but I didn't and I think he noticed that... I feel like I made some sort of connection with him... I feel like there is so much sadness in his eyes...
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aleta_davis_072
 
aleta_davis_072 July 17, 2015
Beautiful!
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HeartandHomePhotography July 17, 2015
Thanks, he has been a work in progress...
dougmyles
 
dougmyles September 25, 2015
You have captured his sad resignation.
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HeartandHomePhotography September 25, 2015
Yes, I think so...
Nickypicky
 
Nickypicky September 26, 2015
Literally one of my fav photos I've seen on here! It's abso beautiful!... Just has that captivating wow to it! ... It's like I can see into his soul bless him
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HeartandHomePhotography September 27, 2015
Thank you! As I learn better editing techniques I try them on him so he has grown with me.. There is actually something else I would like to try... ;-)
clhyre
 
clhyre September 27, 2015
Congrats on your finalist ... he really is magnificent!
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb October 01, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Zootography Photo Contest!!
TLBimages Premium
 
TLBimages October 03, 2015
Words can't adequately convey how beautiful this photo is. Stunning capture!
jasbrat1
 
jasbrat1 October 12, 2015
i agree you can see into his sad eyes what a wonderful shot !
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GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY October 20, 2015
congrats , great work
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LilacMist September 01, 2016
Very good shot !!!
markseanorr
 
markseanorr September 01, 2016
Picture perfect! just beautiful!
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Alwolfe April 04, 2018
Absolutely stunning photo!
cynthialesley
 
cynthialesley June 05, 2018
Very exceptional photo, you have my vote!
shaunaearp-ballinger
 
shaunaearp-ballinger July 29, 2018
I absolutely adore this image
Brightybeach
 
Brightybeach February 12, 2020
Perfect priceless Expression \u2665\uFE0F
angelamason1967
 
angelamason1967 April 19, 2020
This is absolutely stunning! Excellent capture!
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