ANYONE who has more than one pet…or child…or friend…knows of this struggle. Family portrait time rolls around or a holiday gathering brings generations and friends together. These are the moments that the cameras come out. For those with “furkids”, anytime is a reason to snap pics of their gorgeously silly pets. And how often can you get all of them to pose and look at the camera? Especially with our animal friends who usually need to be bribed to sit still. Never mind a wildlife photographer getting an animals attention without becoming a meal or spooking off their subjects.
So when a family of 8 cubs and their lioness mama ALL looked directly at the photographer, history was made.
Fortunately, it was professional photographer Barbara Fleming that was there to catch the shot. And that iconic photo has been amazing in helping her spread her love of majestic animals for years.
Barbara is always searching for and trying to photograph animals that are less common, or from more remote areas. [She’s] hoping to share her experiences through the visual world with those who may not have a chance to see for themselves.
Honestly, who doesn’t love to sit and watch felines of any size romp and play?!
And she’s absolutely right for the majority of us. I have no desire to travel to any remote jungle or desert location to become a wildlife photographer. But I am all for animal hunters safely “shooting” them the right way. With a camera, NOT a gun.
REMEMBER: BIG CATS DON’T MAKE GOOD PETS; THEY BELONG IN THE WILD!