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Monday, July 3, 2006

Barcelona Zoo: I Wanna Go Home

Barcelona Zoo: I Wanna Go Home

Today I am experimenting with BW in this shot taken at Barcelona Zoo. The chimp in the picture seems to be sad and fed up, so I put words in his/her mouth: I wanna go home! or maybe I feel sorrow for you!. No matter how well conditioned zoos are, nothing can replace an animal's natural habitat, and we don´t have any right to do this just to satisfy our curiosity.

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10 comments:

  1. una foto muy conseguida un saludo

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  2. You're right, Carlos, zoos always make me sad. However, some of them have played a very important role in the preservation of endangered species . The Jersey Zoo founded by Gerald Durrell is a good example.Check out their webpage:
    www.jerseyzoo.co.uk

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  3. Carlos, I am in 100% agreement with you. Foe this reason a have never taken my kids to the Zoo or the circus.

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  4. Saw your blog through Bob's. Glad I stopped by. No one has a right to keep animals from their true home. I love this photo because it brings the point home.
    Well done Carlos!

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  5. Carlos ... well said. Your bw shot is wonderful. I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for the nice comments you made on my "Picture of Contrast". I am glad that the irony is evident. Also, it's quite amazing that you were at the zoo. We have been talking about going there but after the Chicago-Madrid trip, the zoo seems linke a journey. Anyway, it just seems that you are one step ahead of me in the places that you are photographing. It will be fun to see what I come up with. Take care, Luna

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  6. wonderful shot carlos!

    I do agree about the loss of animals' natural habitats but with the humans need for modernization, I'm thankful this little buddy has somewhere to live. His natural home may be a holiday resort now.

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  7. When i was a little child, i saw a doe (une biche, en français)in an Austrian zoo and this gentle animal was throwing herself on the wire netting...So sad, i do agree with you.

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  8. Let's see I am no Greenpeace or PANDA activist, I see what you mean Carmen and Edwin. It's not just black and white there is also some grey. I just find that it is not fair.

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  9. Thanks Alice for support. Thanks to you all for the debate and comments on such important issue.

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  10. Anonymous5:16 AM

    I also visited the zoo recently and actually cried when I saw the Rhinocerous!! It was the saddest thing I have ever seen, which is why i'm trying to find some way to do something about it...hopefully virtual zoos are the future, and eventually animal santuaries will abound.

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