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Leaping wolf snatches photo prize
21 October 2009 | Victoria Gill

Posted on 10/22/2009 9:10:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono

A picture of a hunting wolf has won the prestigious Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 award.

Jose Luis Rodriguez captured the imaginations of the judges with a picture that he had planned for years, and even sketched out on a piece of paper.

"I wanted to capture a photo in which you would see a wolf in an act of hunting - or predation - but without blood," he told BBC News. "I didn't want a cruel image."

With a great deal of patience and careful observation of the wolves' movements, he succeeded in taking the award-winning photograph.

Mr Rodriguez used a custom-built infrared trap to snap the wolf as it leapt into the air.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: award; jpb; leaping; photo; prize; wildlife; wolf; wolves
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1 posted on 10/22/2009 9:10:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Cool pic.


2 posted on 10/22/2009 9:10:36 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: JoeProBono

That is an awesome photo. Wolves are amazing.


3 posted on 10/22/2009 9:11:05 PM PDT by chris37
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To: JoeProBono

Awesome.


4 posted on 10/22/2009 9:12:17 PM PDT by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: JoeProBono; TigersEye

Great pic


5 posted on 10/22/2009 9:13:05 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn.....................^........................)
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To: JoeProBono

That doesn’t look like a photo — it looks like a painting. Beautiful picture.


6 posted on 10/22/2009 9:14:10 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.lakotawolf.com/


7 posted on 10/22/2009 9:18:55 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Beautiful beasts.


8 posted on 10/22/2009 9:19:40 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: JoeProBono

That is indeed prizeworthy. Even a beautiful gate and stone fence. Makes me think of a perfectly poised open jumper (horse).


9 posted on 10/22/2009 9:20:05 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: JoeProBono
"I wanted to capture a photo in which you would see a wolf in an act of hunting - or predation - but without blood."

This is a huge contradiction. Good photo anyway.

10 posted on 10/22/2009 9:22:45 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Snurple
yeah, lakoda’s, about 20 miles from me...cool place to see them up close, but rather expensive if your into serious photography.
11 posted on 10/22/2009 9:23:33 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Mamzelle

Makes me wonder if the farmer lost any livestock that night.


12 posted on 10/22/2009 9:23:53 PM PDT by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: JoeProBono

Photoshopped. (Okay.. Sorry).


13 posted on 10/22/2009 9:25:27 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Snurple

14 posted on 10/22/2009 9:25:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Snurple

I even like the gate and stone wall.


15 posted on 10/22/2009 9:26:20 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Valpal1
"Makes me wonder if the farmer lost any livestock that night."

That would be the blood part of it he didn't want to see. Where do these people come from?

16 posted on 10/22/2009 9:26:28 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: chris37

17 posted on 10/22/2009 9:27:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: pandoraou812

18 posted on 10/22/2009 9:29:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Wolves Eat Grapes

(I saw the grape eating documentary too)

19 posted on 10/22/2009 9:31:09 PM PDT by blam
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To: historyrepeatz

20 posted on 10/22/2009 9:31:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Link to story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8318000/8318226.stm


21 posted on 10/22/2009 9:34:02 PM PDT by CheneyChick (01/20/2013)
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To: JoeProBono
Breathtaking photo. Surreal almost.
Those eyes!
Beautiful composition and "props". I like the "Y" on the gate.
22 posted on 10/22/2009 9:34:51 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: JoeProBono

a-oooooooo!

23 posted on 10/22/2009 9:37:01 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Fearing for the republic 24/7.)
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To: JoeProBono; retrokitten
Cool pic.

Hi Retrokitten. I remembered you were into photography so I thought you might like the ping when I saw this thread.

Have a good one.

24 posted on 10/22/2009 9:38:10 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: blam

25 posted on 10/22/2009 9:38:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks , loved all the pics. I love wolves.


26 posted on 10/22/2009 9:40:18 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn.....................^........................)
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To: the invisib1e hand

27 posted on 10/22/2009 9:40:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Cool dog. I have a big black Lab. I love dogs.


28 posted on 10/22/2009 9:40:56 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223

I don’t mind him not wanting to capture blood; that’s fine. My problem is his assignment of the word “cruel” to the natural order of things. Typical reverse-Darwinist.


29 posted on 10/22/2009 9:41:26 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: Captain Beyond

30 posted on 10/22/2009 9:42:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: pandoraou812

31 posted on 10/22/2009 9:43:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

:)

I saved that wonderful image.

Thank you.


32 posted on 10/22/2009 9:45:26 PM PDT by chris37
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To: JoeProBono

Wow nice capture there. I wonder how long someone had to wait for that one. That could be used in some Werewolf movie.


33 posted on 10/22/2009 9:46:36 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like a fairytale. And the wolf hurried on to Grandma’s house to get there before Red Riding Hood.


34 posted on 10/22/2009 9:47:35 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: JoeProBono
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Labbies in the pool.... Shorthairs drool!

35 posted on 10/22/2009 9:48:09 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: TheZMan
"I don’t mind him not wanting to capture blood.

I won't argue that point. But blood is what happens after the chase. That is the nature of the predator. It is part of the deal and to deny it is to ignore reality.

36 posted on 10/22/2009 9:48:35 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: JoeProBono

37 posted on 10/22/2009 9:49:57 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: JoeProBono

“Coyote” Joni Mitchell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSZcK48cTiU


38 posted on 10/22/2009 9:51:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: americanophile

Hillary with the full moon.


39 posted on 10/22/2009 9:52:51 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it

Ping

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


40 posted on 10/22/2009 9:54:44 PM PDT by alfa6
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To: americanophile

41 posted on 10/22/2009 9:56:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I hate to admit I know who that is. It shows my age. I used to listen to Wolfman Jack many moons ago.


42 posted on 10/22/2009 10:00:24 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: JoeProBono

Wolves are magnificent creatures - awesome pictures on this thread - thank you!


43 posted on 10/22/2009 10:03:14 PM PDT by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: ReneeLynn
"Looks like a fairytale. And the wolf hurried on to Grandma’s house to get there before Red Riding Hood."

But the woodsman got the wolf in the end.

44 posted on 10/22/2009 10:04:10 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Mamzelle

That’s what I was thinking - we had horses who weren’t as good.


45 posted on 10/22/2009 10:04:48 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: ReneeLynn

46 posted on 10/22/2009 10:06:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: blackbart.223

I raise sheep. And I’m damned tired of the anti-property rights, pro-wolf lobby cooing on FR.


47 posted on 10/22/2009 10:09:53 PM PDT by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: TheZMan

>> “I didn’t want a cruel image.”

Maybe you should go back to photographing puppies and kittens.


48 posted on 10/22/2009 10:14:05 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: blackbart.223
But blood is what happens after the chase. That is the nature of the predator. It is part of the deal and to deny it is to ignore reality.

I don't think he's ignoring it. I think he simply wanted his picture to capture "during" the chase. The blood ... the "after" ... the stereotypical image ... that's been done often enough.

49 posted on 10/22/2009 10:17:53 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (Obamanation [oh-bom-uh-nay-shuhn] n. -- ignorance and arrogance in the highest offices)
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To: JoeProBono; Daffynition

I’m telling Daffy on you.......


50 posted on 10/22/2009 10:18:57 PM PDT by goat granny
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