Monday, July 3

Barcelona Zoo: I Wanna Go Home

Barcelona Zoo: I Wanna Go Home
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Click here to Resize. 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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Blogger Manuel Tendero Gil said...

una foto muy conseguida un saludo

1:07 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

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:

12:28 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

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

1:49 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

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!

2:20 PM  
Blogger luna said...

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

4:09 PM  
Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

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.

6:47 PM  
Blogger alice said...

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.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

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.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

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

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

5:16 AM  

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