Articles Tagged with: Wildlife
Kruger National Park | Lion Cubs

I never shoot wildlife because well, I am never out in the wild.

Hired by a corporate client a few years ago to document their game drives in the gorgeous Kruger Concession in South Africa, I spent ten days in the bush, going on three game drives a day. The math for shooting wildlife is simple: get the longest lens possible, hire the best guide possible and display a shit ton of patience while you wait.

This shot is drippingly cute and it is the result of patience and luck and my longest lens. I was sitting in a Land Rover and we were surrounded by lions, lounging in the mid-day sun. Had I been in a different seat, the angle would not have allowed this line up of cubs.

Lion Cubs, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Doug Kim; Nikon D300, Nikkor 80-200mm

Lion Cubs, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Doug Kim; Nikon D300, Nikkor 80-200mm


Paolo Patrizi | European Starlings

Starlings are notoriously difficult to “control.” The story is told of a man who was bothered by starlings roosting in a large sycamore near his house. He said he tried everything to get rid of them and finally took a shotgun to three of them and killed them. When asked if that discouraged the birds, he reflected a minute, leaned forward, and said confidentially, “Those three it did.”

– Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Quartiere Giuliano Dalmata, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Quartiere Giuliano Dalmata, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #5, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #5, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

E.U.R., Rome, Italy,2009  © Paolo Patrizi

E.U.R., Rome, Italy,2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Lungotevere Marzio, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Lungotevere Marzio, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #9, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #9, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi