Birds in the wild are difficult to photograph. So when I saw these photographs by Minneapolis-based Paula McCartney, I was impressed by her closeness to the animals (although just the right distance to have the viewer fooled, at least at first), as well as the inclusion of the environment. “This seems realistic,” I thought, “only slightly better. She must be a really quiet and really still person.”
Kodiak Bear, Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, Minnesota © Areca Roe
Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark © Kasper Palsnov
Tibetan Bear, Chongqing, China © M. Scott Brauer
This group show we asked for photos of zoo animals and your submissions gave us a glimpse into establishments across the globe. Sometimes sad, sometimes slightly humorous but always thought-provoking, we present 36 photos of the zoo, judged by photographer Emma Kisiel.
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