RESULTS: Mini Challenge #349: Wildlife "Safari"
First off, thank you all for entering one or more photos. It was fun to see them come in and read the stories.
@JAG Such a diverse set of photos! I love your photos of the gray wolf and Alpun the Polar Bear – and the stories that go with them. (But I know those weren’t entries.) I also like your Tiger Heron entry. Interesting subject with a pleasing composition and nice separation from the background!
@Cavalier Great to see your images of the mountain goats and the big horn sheep, but I think the Praying Mantis is my favorite among your entries. You’ve captured a lot of detail in a natural setting with a lovely bokeh in the background.
@grandmaR Fun to see the series of images of the cormorants in the Galapagos and the profile of the monkey. It is the photo of the zebras that caught my eye though. So typical of the zebras (and so many other animals seen on safari) to turn away from the people eager to view them! I also like the textural contrast of the zebras with grasses. (It would be great to see a little more space in front of the zebras but I realize that isn’t always possible.)
@pegelli Fun set of images! Very appealing foxes and good capture of the hedgehog. My favorite is that moth. Your perspective and technique help us focus one part while blurring the rest. Lovely capture!
@TonyCooper Thank you again for sharing this photo of the baboons, taken in a historic setting. Fun to see the photo and the story that goes with it!
@GSPeP A lovely set of entries – all seen on or near a road! Fun to see the highland cows in Scotland and the (red?) deer crossing the road in Belgium. My favorite is the coyote in Yosemite National Park. I appreciate the composition, the connection with your subject and the clarity of the coyote. Very nice.
With so many fine entries, judging was a difficult task. I ended up with two honorable mentions and a tie for 2nd place.
@GSPep Coyote along the road in Yosemite National Park
Tie for 2nd Place
@Cavalier The Praying Mantis
@JAG The Tiger Heron
@pegelli Moth on a white wall
Congratulations, Pieter! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the next challenge!