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This is a fabulous set of pics, esp the calf framed by the mother in No 7.
However, I am disturbed (as was my Zimbabwean friend) that your guide allowed you to get sufficiently close to a mother with a young calf to cause her to feel that her calf was threatened.
In defence of the guide I am advised by my friend that guides Africa wide, often find them selves under pressure from their clients to get that little bit closer than their experience and knowledge suggests is optimal.
I am in no way suggesting that this was the case here and it was anything other than a chance encounter but observing and photographing animals in the wild is about observing them in their natural state, not getting in so close (especially a mother with a calf) that you provoke them
Edited on Nov 23, 2011 at 08:50 PM · View previous versions