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Prize-winning picture used rented wolf [photographer stripped of award ]
upi ^ | Jan. 20, 2010

Posted on 01/21/2010 8:17:32 AM PST by JoeProBono

LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A London museum stripped its photographer of the year of his award Wednesday because judges now say he rented his subject from a wildlife park.

The picture by Spanish photographer Jose Luis Rodriguez was one of more than 43,000 submitted to the Natural History Museum's annual competition, The Guardian reported. It shows an Iberian wolf leaping a fence in an apparent effort to get to farm animals.

The museum removed the photograph from an exhibit of winners Wednesday, although it remains in books published by BBC wildlife. Rodriguez must return a 10,000-pound ($16,300) prize and cannot enter the competition again.

The judges were impressed by the photograph, with one calling it "a masterfully executed moment." But calls began coming in from other Spanish photographers saying they recognized the wolf, allegedly an animal named Ossian at the Canada Real wildlife park in Madrid.

Some experts also questioned the shot because a wild animal would be more likely to deal with a fence by wriggling between the bars than by jumping over it like a racehorse.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Conspiracy; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: award; jpb; picture; prize; rentawolf; wolf

1 posted on 01/21/2010 8:17:33 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I have seen that before.

There were pics of the white tiger in the water, I wonder if they could get the award?


2 posted on 01/21/2010 8:19:28 AM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: JoeProBono
A London museum stripped its photographer of the year of his award Wednesday because judges now say he rented his subject from a wildlife park.

Oh, come on now......Obama received The Nobel because of his EFFORTS.

3 posted on 01/21/2010 8:20:07 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: JoeProBono

In related news, it’s possible to rent wolves!


4 posted on 01/21/2010 8:21:45 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: GeronL

**There were pics of the white tiger in the water,**

Sure that wasn’t a siamese cat painted with black and white SHOE POLISH??

Yes, I’m a little cynical of anything coming from “Naturalists” after the GloBULL warming !


5 posted on 01/21/2010 8:22:57 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

6 posted on 01/21/2010 8:24:00 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: JoeProBono
Some experts also questioned the shot because a wild animal would be more likely to deal with a fence by wriggling between the bars than by jumping over it like a racehorse.

How about the "experts" time how long it takes to wriggle between the bars vs. jumping over a fence.

7 posted on 01/21/2010 8:24:34 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: JoeProBono
Looks photoshopped to boot.

I didn't know you could train wolves for Agility. Only a matter of time before somebody enters a rent-a-wolf in a Dog Agility trial. . . .

8 posted on 01/21/2010 8:24:57 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: JoeProBono

> Some experts also questioned the shot because a wild animal would be more likely to deal with a fence by wriggling between the bars than by jumping over it like a racehorse.

Hmmmm... No German Shepherd would suffer the indignity of wriggling thru a fence if it had the option to jump it. A fence is like a trap, best avoided if possible. I wonder why wolves would be different?


9 posted on 01/21/2010 8:26:02 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

In such an event, the wolf may try and eat some of the competition. Makes for an easier win.


10 posted on 01/21/2010 8:30:21 AM PST by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: gwilhelm56
The tiger pictures might have been staged too, I guess.

Not the same pics....

but interesting:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-458282/The-BIG-cat-likes-getting-wet-wild.html


11 posted on 01/21/2010 8:31:06 AM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: JoeProBono

They didn’t notice that the photographer used multiple light sources, or that the wolf looks like someone just gave it a bath and trimmed its fur???


12 posted on 01/21/2010 8:31:29 AM PST by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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To: JoeProBono
But calls began coming in from other Spanish photographers saying they recognized the wolf, allegedly an animal named Ossian at the Canada Real wildlife park in Madrid.

What do I make of this fact? Why do multiple Spanish photographers know a wolf in a wildlife park by name?

"Hey Bob, did you see that picture of the wolf jumping the fence? It looks like Ossian!"
"You're right Phil, I'd swear that that is Ossian! I recognize that mole on his inside thigh."
"Let's call Steve, he'll know for sure if that's Ossian. Or Kenny. Let's call all the Spanish photographers we know who know Ossian. I'll take the first 15 guys on the list..."

13 posted on 01/21/2010 8:32:15 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Puppage
Oh, come on now......Obama received The Nobel because of his EFFORTS.

Yeah, but efforts to do what? He hadn't done anything.

14 posted on 01/21/2010 8:32:44 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: MEGoody
But at this point, Obama has jumped the shark.
15 posted on 01/21/2010 8:34:34 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: JoeProBono

Competition Rule #8

Subjects and Ethics Only pictures of wild animals and plants and landscapes are eligible subjects. Images of domestic animals (cats, dogs, farm animals, etc) and cultivated plants (species or hybrids grown in a cultivated setting) do not count as wildlife. Pictures of captive animals (animals that do not live a free and wild existence) or involving baiting using live bait are not eligible, and any other baiting must be declared. Pictures of animal models or any other animals being exploited for profit may not be entered. Images of animals being restrained in any way are only accepted in the One Earth and Wildlife Photojournalism categories when illustrating an issue. The competition asks photographers to put the welfare of animals first and to safeguard their environment and that they do not do anything to injure or distress animals or destroy the environment in their attempt to get the shot. If the Owners or the Judges suspect that a picture was taken using cruel or unethical practices, the entry will be disqualified.


16 posted on 01/21/2010 8:35:09 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: NCC-1701
Unfortunately the stewards would probably disqualify a 'dog' who tried to eat one of the other competitors.

The MinPins and Chihuahuas TRY but are not able to succeed as a general rule. They get DQed anyhow.

Thank goodness I always ran my dog in the 20" or 22" class (depending on the association) so I wouldn't have to deal with the nasty little yap dogs (in the 8" class or lower) or the wolves who would probably be in 24" or 26". At least according to the "International Wolf Center" - whoever they are!

17 posted on 01/21/2010 8:37:11 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: dead
Wildlife Photographer of the Year faked wolf photo, claim Spanish rivals

"Evidence provided by Rodriguez's accusers point to a black scar under the wolves' right eyes"


18 posted on 01/21/2010 8:38:41 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: dead; JoeProBono
A funny sidelight -- Ossian the Fraud named for Ossian the Fraud.

(The original "Ossian" was a supposed epic Irish poem, much beloved by Napoleon, which turned out to be a forgery by an enterprising Celtic Revival dude named James MacPherson. What with him and Iolo Morganwg (whose real name was Ed Williams, which just doesn't have that true Celtic resonance to it . . . ) the 18th century fraud department was jumpin'!

19 posted on 01/21/2010 8:40:22 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: pepsi_junkie; All
Of course it is possible to rent wolves...:)

Outpost.com: Marching Band and Wolves Super Bowl Commercial...Pulled because it offended people...:)

20 posted on 01/21/2010 8:41:21 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: AnAmericanMother

21 posted on 01/21/2010 8:43:53 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Photos are faked and staged all the time for the sake of fraud and theft.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

22 posted on 01/21/2010 8:46:41 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Larry Lucido

23 posted on 01/21/2010 8:47:19 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Two other awards that need recinding were given to Al Gore and Obama.


24 posted on 01/21/2010 8:48:55 AM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: GeronL

What is the tiger going after? It looks like a chocolate covered Twinkie.


25 posted on 01/21/2010 8:48:57 AM PST by Ditter
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To: The Comedian

26 posted on 01/21/2010 8:49:24 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Ah, the old rented “wolf trick”, hadn’t heard of that being done in years ...


27 posted on 01/21/2010 8:49:41 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

28 posted on 01/21/2010 8:54:15 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Ditter

probabaly some kind of meat


29 posted on 01/21/2010 8:54:41 AM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Larry Lucido

LOL...

On a related note, I understand that ACME uses a coyote for their advertisements...


30 posted on 01/21/2010 9:00:51 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s still a cool picture...


31 posted on 01/21/2010 9:02:17 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: JoeProBono

He really should have used a T-REX. The left would have clearly bought that, figuring the animal was resurrected due to global warming.


32 posted on 01/21/2010 9:03:16 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: JoeProBono
Ah, yes, the famous pic of Johnson and Boswell coming back late from a night on the town. Johnson is telling Boswell, "I can smell you in the dark!"

I knew from reading Boswell's Life that Johnson was one of the first to tumble to the fakery, and pursued it relentlessly, but didn't know the details.

I would hate to have ol' Sam after me. He was a formidable opponent.

33 posted on 01/21/2010 9:08:28 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: green pastures

34 posted on 01/21/2010 9:14:28 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: green pastures; JoeProBono
Sometimes, you really need a Wolfe!


35 posted on 01/21/2010 9:18:41 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: MEGoody
Yeah, but efforts to do what? He hadn't done anything.

I was, ummm, sarcasm.

36 posted on 01/21/2010 9:36:33 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

I = It


37 posted on 01/21/2010 9:37:10 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: AnAmericanMother
I would hate to have ol' Sam after me.

Me too. That cane in his hand? Anybody who hunts mad dogs with one is probably a little vigorous for me as well. His call about the War of Independence ending in "English superiority and American obedience" might have been a little off, though...

38 posted on 01/21/2010 9:50:27 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
He wasn't always right, but he was very vigorous in defending his positions!

At the same time, he was a tenderhearted, kind man, and inclined to view his own faults severely. He stood in the rain in Lichfield marketplace all one day, in self-imposed penance for having been rude to his father.

And as ferocious as he was in his opinion of the Scots, nevertheless Boswell, a Scot, was his lifelong friend. His friends tolerated his eccentricities in respect of his kindness, loyalty, and integrity.

He was prickly, difficult, odd in his personal habits, but brilliant, devout, and kind. I would have been honored to make his acquaintance. . . maybe someday I will.

39 posted on 01/21/2010 10:12:12 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother
I used to hang out in a political forum with a bunch of people who had very strong opinions and no particular inclination to mute them.

Hey, wait a minute...

40 posted on 01/21/2010 10:14:30 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
Gosh, I'm having a deja vu moment all over again here too . . . . LOL!
41 posted on 01/21/2010 10:21:43 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: The Comedian
This one is the best.


42 posted on 01/21/2010 11:38:13 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: JoeProBono
Sneaky photographer.


43 posted on 01/21/2010 1:07:05 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: JoeProBono

“Hey there little red riding hood....”


44 posted on 01/21/2010 1:20:10 PM PST by TNdandelion (While Obama plays with his balls, Afghanistan falls.)
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To: Daffynition

45 posted on 01/21/2010 1:32:59 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Pick-up trucks are the new *in* meme darling.


46 posted on 01/21/2010 1:42:21 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: smokingfrog
Wow, our guys are tough.

They don't even shoot their enemies any more.

They insert the bullets manually.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

47 posted on 01/21/2010 2:17:39 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Comedian; smokingfrog

Here’s the video that goes with that picture:

http://www.thedissidentfrogman.com/blog/link/like-a-suppository-only-stronger/


48 posted on 01/21/2010 9:21:24 PM PST by nina0113
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To: nina0113

Hair stylist? LOL!

That guy has a sense of humor!


49 posted on 01/21/2010 9:33:15 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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