Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Croc Attack (or not) - Animal Pictures and Wildlife Photo

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One particular visit to Lisbon Zoo has proven that the most innocent, selfless and peaceful of all visits can become a real adventure, or at least is able to raise the adrenaline to levels more suitable for extreme sports. I leave you these photos of an American Alligator, which grew vertically toward the camera a few feet above the water level. Photos of Wild Animals done in these conditions represent a huge challenge, but the Animal Kingdom pictured this way, takes on another dimension. 
Under normal conditions, I like visiting the zoo early in the morning and follow a routine route that I have been improving over time. Nothing is at random! Some of the animals can still be caught with his mouth full as they try, in haste, to finish breakfast. Others, by way of preparation for the photographers, stroke their coats and prepare themselves to catch the first rays of sunshine ... This is a seasonal ritual that depends largely on the animal species in question but also its geographical disposition in the zoo itself. One of these days I will devote an article to this animal theme, but is not the purpose of bringing you this post to Animal Picture, now. 
When the sun rises, the light floods the room of these wonderful crocodiles, dubbed the Mississippi alligator or simply, the American alligator. At that point the light is still very soft and clear. As in many other previous visits, I went straight to the Reptile House. There we can find some of the most beautiful and exotic species of reptiles and amphibians from around the Animal Kingdom -Crocodiles, snakes and serpents, frogs and toads, turtles, lizards, lizard or lizards, as the Komodo Dragon, among many others ... On that day, I went up the small wooden bridge over the lake of the alligator and enjoyed once again the mirror of water, to photograph, in absolute silent, these monsters. Besides the Animal Caretaker, that checked thoroughly that everything was in place, I could not see a living soul. 
I stayed there for some time to shoot a huge specimen that remained motionless, far below me. His eyes and the silence felt became hypnotic. I found myself a bit lethargic, which is not something recommended for those who breathe the same air as these wild animals. In the background, far away, almost like a whisper, I heard a voice of mime, like someone calling a pet animal. I was so sleepy that did not realize that the zoo-keeper was approaching from behind bringing a small piece of meat, the size of a tennis ball. The idyllic gave way to the storm and I "woke up", with a grotesque head of a crocodile in front of me. Supported by the hind legs and tail, lifted up into the air, a good pair of feet. Colossal. Gigantic. Monstrous. Didn't even dare to pinch myself, I really wanted it to be just a part of a dream (or nightmare, in this case). Mouth wide open, could only stare at a confusing prospect saw, made of conical teeth of different sizes, pointing in all directions. After the small piece of flesh touched his tongue, the press was shut instantly, accompanied by a deep noise that made shills travel down my spine.

Down to his kingdom, gracefully and delicate, he just sat there, waiting for more ... I had only telephoto lens with me, and despite not having forgotten me pants brown, these moments of closeness have not been caught , at all. Never the less, I still wanted to share with the moment with every nature and wildlife lover
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Algumas referências úteis nas fotos de animais selvagens (neste contexto) no animaisfotos.com

Cobras, Lagartos e Primos (Portfolio)

Aligátor Americano (Portfolio)

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AlfonsoPaz

Fotografia Animal e a Conservação, Preservação e Protecção da vida animal selvagem.
[AnimaisFotos]

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Wildlife Photo | Animal Picture - Western Rockhopper Penguin

Western Rockhopper Penguin

Aquatic Birds - Wildlife Photo

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Western Rockhopper Penguin. I've found him on Oceanário de Lisboa near the Magellanic Penguin. It is not by chance that he was baptized with such a name. The places chosen to nest tend to make them real experts on climbing and diving from the rocky falls, with an hard access to the water but also to they're youngsters. Nothing macho here! It is the female that goes for the hunt to feed the little one's, while the male has to ensure the wellbeing and protection of the newborn penguin, on the first days\weeks of life. After a couple of weeks, when the child is strong enough to stand by himself, it can be found on Penguin Kindergarten. By now, it seems hard not to make the parallel with our own kind (mankind). With a swift step, because in the wild there is no time to loose, two and a half months later, the young penguin already follows his parents, playing and learning to hunt, in the water. It is life recreating life in the gesture and in the glow.
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In the factory of life ethereal dough is shaped in the image and likeness of the creature will inhabit. Gentle, friendly, playful, beautiful and showy, this creature, lets us guess the intentions of the creator. In the factory of life, no elected or preferred prey or predators there. After much kneading, gentle but determined gestures in this primordial plasma, it is sometimes divided, split or nestled in tiny flakes of a thickness not always measurable. Like fireflies in a jar in the dark night, waiting time (as often forgotten) in the materialization of its shape and color preference. Factory Life, third street in the land of dreams, there are no miracles nor premonitions, no disappointments or disasters. It is there that is returned to the brightness all the creatures of light adorn themselves. I'll tell you more when I get back there...
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AlfonsoPaz
Animal Photography in favor of Wildlife Conservation, Preservation and Protection.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Wildlife Photo | Animal Pictures - BLACK CAT- plus - updates on animaisfotos

Black Cats - Wild Animal behavior

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Black Cats - Wild Animal or Domestic Animal?

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Giraffe and Meerkat - Stolen Kiss

Giraffe and Meerkat - A Stolen Kiss on Wildlife Photo and Animal Pictures

Wildlife Born in Lisbon Zoo

Baby Flamingo born in Lisbon Zoo - Wildlife Photo and Animal Pictures

Your Comments and Critiques are most welcome and appreciated. Your contribution to Wildlife Protection Awareness.

Thank you!




Sharing these photos is my modest contribution,
AlfonsoPaz
[Wildlife Photography | Animal Pictures]

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - LEMUR | PRIMATE- plus - updates on animaisfotos

LEMUR - Madagascar Primate Portraits

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Lemur - Primate from Madagascar - Photo, Picture, Image
WildlifePhoto | AnimalPicture - LEMUR  from Madagascar

Wild Animals - Lemurs on an afternoon end - Worship of the Sun


It has been long since we become accustomed to see these friendly creatures among us. From the cartoon animation to the big stages of film and cinema, they already occupy a prominent place in the representation and defense of Wild Animal Life. Coming from Madagascar, nowadays find refuge in zoo'z and theme parks scattered all over the world.


... Inspired by a melody only recognized in the stillness of spirit, take their places previously played in an almost synchronized and not over-heels. Sat, samurai, which remains silent, perfectly still, facing the sunset, wrapped in a clear light and bright.


This set of photos of primates (lemurs) seeks to share these moments of peace and calm and quiet, hoping that some of this feeling pass on to you.


This photo is one of the most original and never before shared now submitted to your trial. [In one click, you can view full size]


Animais Fotos - news 18-25Aug

Animais Fotos, Photo, Picture, Image
Animais Fotos - Portfolio selection

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Thank you!





Sharing these photos is my modest contribution,
AlfonsoPaz
[Wildlife Photography | Animal Pictures]

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - African Elephant - plus - major updates on animaisfotos

Wildlife Photo and Animal Pictures - African Elephant and weekly updates on animaisfotos


Elephants after bathing - Mother and son

Elephants in the bath - Tenderness between mother and son
ELEPHANTS - animal pictures and wildlife

Wild Animal - A chat with the Elephants

These are the images that cross our chest and talk directly into our hearts. For those who have it. For those that still know how to listen to it. For those that still know how to do it...
In Africa, these giants, get the colors from those beautiful, far away, places. In the above photo, I've chose to give them a lighter tone. Almost ethereal. With shades of sweet and crystal light, mother and son, share the overwhelming water that falls and surrounds them. This is one of the most beautiful moments that I had the pleasure and privilege to see and photograph. Absolute harmony between these Elephants.
The photo is share for the first time here. Hope you enjoy it.

Animais Fotos - News of the week 10Ago to 17Ago
10-Ago-2010
ANIMAIS FOTOS - Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon - Mundo Animal
11-Ago-2010
Animais fotos - Sexy Clotilde. The Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee . Animais Selvagens
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Gryphon at site: Vila Velha de Rodão - Birds
Gryphon - Animais Fotos

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Thank you!


Sharing these photos is my modest contribution,
AlfonsoPaz
[Wildlife Photography | Animal Pictures]

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - Feline - Tiger panel- updates from Animais Fotos

Wildlife Photo and Animal Pictures - News this week - Big Cats - TIGER

Wildlife Photo| Animal Picture - Panel of portrait photos of a great feline - TIGER
Wildlife Photo | Animal Picture - BigCats - TIGER Portraits
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Wildlife Photo | Animal Picture - Closeup of a Big Cat - Tiger

If there is an animal which can be seen as the Icon of the struggle for wildlife and animal protection, without a shadow of a doubt, the tiger is the one. This big cat always exerted a special fascination over mankind and left its footprint, from the noble arts to religion, from sports to daily common tools and crafts. Strange way to demonstrated such a feeling, since, we're almost driving the divinity to extinction...


For your personal joy and appreciation, these photos of the big cat - Tiger - are now placed here.

Animais Fotos - Monkey of Japan - Closeup of two faces looking directly to the camera
Animais Fotos - MonkeyofJapan - Twins
03-Ago-2010
Animaisfotos - Photo is a Stork strangely looking at the photographer
Animais Fotos - Storks strange looking - A Vénia
05-Ago-2010
Animais Fotos - White Stork with arms with open- An approach to the nest - Fotos de animais selvagens
Animais Fotos - Stork - with arms wide open
07-Ago-2010
Animais Fotos - Primates - Gorilla think on... Moments of wisdom - Fotografia de animais selvagens
Animais Fotos - Mountain Gorilla - Thinking  
09-Ago-2010
Animais Fotos - Cheetah almost attacks wildlife photographer - Fotografia de animais selvagens
Animais Fotos - Cheetah Leopard - The hunt 
Your Comments and Critiques are most welcome and appreciated. By contributing with a single gesture [click|comment] here, you contribute to the wildlife protection awareness.

Thank you!

Sharing these photos is my modest contribution,
AlfonsoPaz
[Wildlife Photography | Animal Pictures]

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - ANIMAISFOTOS - weekly update & new image

Resuming the major events on wildlife photography on animaisfotos, I bring you the news between 26Jun and 1Ago. This is not a newsletter type of post, it is more like a bringing you the highlights about the the pictures who got more visits and comments and the stories that for a special reason are most worthy of sharing. Having in mind that this is a unique place for wildlife photography and animal pictures I'm also posting here (at the end) a new and unseen image of wild animals - Giraffes.

27-July-2010
wildlife photo | animal pictures - Flamingos no Tejo
Wildlife Photo | FLAMINGOS  | Animal Pictures
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28-July-2010
Wildlife Photo | BABY Hippopotamus | Animal Pictures
wildlife photo | animal pictures - BABY HIPPOPOTAMUS - Rosinha
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30-July-2010
Wildlife photo | Animal pictures | African Elephants
Wildlife photo | AFRICAN ELEPHANT  | animal Pictures
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01-August-2010
wildlifePhoto and AnimalPictures | Monkey of Japan
wildlife Photo | PRIMATES-MONKEY OF JAPAN | animal Picture - a flower


animaisfotos --- Personal challenge - News everyday for the next 365 days ---

...New Post - Unseen image|foto of wild animal - Giraffe

Wild animal in the zoo and the blessing of Conservation, Preservation and Protection of wildlife species most endangered - Photo of Giraffes

wildlifephoto animalpictures - Mother and Daughter - Giraffe
Girafas on Foto Mundo Animal - Animais selvagens em cativeiro
These giraffes belong to most endangered wild animals group and they just deserve all our effort and dedication in favor of earths biodiversity.

Your Comments, and specially Critiques are most welcome and appreciated.
Sharing these photos is my modest contribution,
APaz
[Wildlife Photography | Animal Pictures]

Monday, 26 July 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - New Site ANIMAISFOTOS

wildlife photography | New Site on Animal Photography ANIMAISFOTOS.COM
Animais Fotos | Fotos de Animais Selvagens
animaisfotos.com - ANIMAL PHOTOS | WILD ANIMALS PHOTOGRAPHY

After a short absence, I'm returning with more news on wildlife photography and|or animal pictures. It's always with a great deal of personal effort and sometimes sacrifice, but in the end is always a very rewarding feeling. I've just created a new site which consolidates and simplifies the reading a visualization of images, text, videos|movies, and other publications, which I've been working on lately. Hope you enjoy it. At the distance of a single click, I'll be waiting for your visit, comments, sharing, and participation.

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Wild Animal Photos and other images of the Animal Kingdom - Visions and Expressions of the Natural World and its Beautiful Creatures. - Photography and Wildlife Preservation|Conservation in: Publications, Videos|Movies, Photos, Stories and News, Blog... - Dedicated to subjects like: Primates, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibious, Felines and more, much more...
direct link: ANIMAISFOTOS.COM

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APaz
[Wildlife Photography | Animal Pictures]

Monday, 14 June 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - Storks in the Spring | Video photo-show

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A Series of photos of Storks in the Spring - A photoshow for your amusement.

...taken in spring time, along we some friends...

For the other nature photographers that where there and shared this wonderful moments, my personal and public Thanks.


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Special Thanks and Credits for the Band and music (Foggy Dew):

Dancing Willow [Site]
Dancing Willow [on MySpace]
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Hope you enjoy it,
Your comments and critiques are most welcome,
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Alfonso Paz
[wildlife photo | animal picture]

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - Beings from another world - Moon Fish

wild animal photo of a moon fish in the dark | wildlife picture
wildlife photography - Animal photo of a moon-fish called Barbara






Ocean Animal Photography  - Moon Fish 


Returning to the ocean and strange creatures that populate it, it's almost mandatory to post a photo of of this huge fish of the seas. It seems that evolution forgot this fellow. He is bizarre!... Having a large round body (which resembles a full moon) and small fish fins, swims in an unusual way, more like jumping forward then swimming. The size and shape of its mouth isn't less strange, because it looks like its also out of proportion with the rest of its body. All together, nature produced here one of the more intriguing and fascinating creatures (animals) on planet earth, although, they look like belonging to another world. This is what drives me to photograph this animal every time I have the change. Its a delight to get this images that makes us appreciate even more the wonder of the seas. Hope you enjoy it.

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Your comments and critiques are most welcome,

Alfonso Paz
[wildlife photo | animal picture]

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - In favor of wildlife animal conservation - Primates

wildlife photography | Closeup animal photo of a monkey of japan - Image usage free and available on wiki commons project in favar of wildlife conservation
New series of wild animal photos allowing free usage - Primates, Monkey-of-Japan available on wikimedia commons


Towards Natures preservation and its wild animal life Conservation.

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With these new series, a new cycle begins. Hope you enjoy it. I'll be releasing new images, granting them full access by publishing on projects like Wikimedia Commons, in favor of  mankind higher values.




Sharing these photos is my modest contribution,
APaz
[Wildlife Photography | Animal Pictures]

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - Monkey of Japan - Primates Photography

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Photography and the fascination with wild life. One of my favorite Primates: Monkey of Japan

 

Primates

The family comes first and this needs no introduction.
With a strong presence in Africa, spread a little on all continents and broken borders. Associated with the worship of the gods in the East and considered a plague in other places, they are small, are large, they are beautiful and bizarre, are fierce and are friendly. They are like all of us humans … Among the species with the greatest influence on my photography, will be highlighted: the monkey of Japan, the mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutan, and tamarin/s. The human expressions and gestures make them, almost, the perfect target for portrait photography, also of wild life.
This sharing is not innocent. This family is declining. We all lose our heritage and global consciousness is diminished with the demise of so noble and beautiful diversity. Preserving this universe is also to spread its image, is also to spread this fascination. It’s not by chance that we share 98-99% of our DNA with these brothers …

LargeFormat on Youtube

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APaz
[Wildlife Photography | Animal Pictures]

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - Beings from another world - Manta

wild animal photo of a Manta fish taken in Oceanário de Lisboa - Beautiful smile of the animal, photo taken from bellow | wildlife picture
wildlife photo | Ocean Creatures - Manta Fish  | animal pictures


Wild Animal Photo Under The Sea

In this post I'll keep the focus in these marvelous sea creatures. This character is Flávio. With a broad smile and elegant flight, like dancing the waltz, no one would tell that he's a part of the sharks family. To me he is more then just a distant cousin. He is the one that did not conform to the rules, changed is life, changed is look... To be able to see them closest (although through the glass) its an amazing experience. For now, I can only imagine the feeling of swimming along with these beautiful and graceful creatures. If there is someone reading this post who has already done that, I would like to hear from you.
suggested readings: Hans Hass - 1952: Manta, Teufel im Roten Meer (Manta, devil in the Red Sea)


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Your comments and critiques are most welcome,

Alfonso Paz
[wildlife photo | animal picture]

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - Beings from another world - Ray Fish

wild animal photo of a ray fish taken from bellow | wildlife picture
wildlife photo | Ocean Creatures - ray fish  | animal pictures
Underwater love - Animal Photography | Photos of sea animals 
Dedicated to all Ocean/sea lovers. Its easy to love this beautiful creatures. Although they have a very strange look, they´re still seen as mythical creatures by the most of us (including me). After passing this photo to my laptop I was amazed by the result and decided to share this view of the seas.

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Your comments and critiques are most welcome,

Alfonso Paz
[wildlife photo | animal picture]

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - Meerkat kissed the Giraffe

wild animal photo of a meerkat gently touching a giraffes face. This photo has been publish on English newspapers and online magazines | wildlife picture
wildlife photo | The meerkat has gone too far by kissing the Giraffe | animal pictures

- Strange love duets - Animal Photography

wildlife produced here a series of very beautiful (although odd) pictures of wild animal interaction






Trying no to spoil fun of seeing the rest of the shots and read the story has it happened, Alfonso Paz would like to invite to read, first hand, the story, and see the pictures, that got published on England's newspapers and online edition. Its one of those rare wild animal stories|photos which do not happen twice in a lifetime. One of the smallest creatures on earth decided to pay a visit to one of the largest animal around. Giraffe and meerkat got together in one of the most amazing animal duets in nature. There was time to gentle kisses, eye to eye contact exchange, dance, play, bite and fight. It was fun to see, joyful to photograph and the animals themselves ended quietly and peacefully, with no harm done.

Take a moment in time, visit the "meerkat and giraffe kiss" news, relax and enjoy... Life outside will still be there waiting for you.

The Sun


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Your comments and critiques are most welcome,
Alfonso Paz
[wildlife photo | animal picture]

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Wildlife Photo | animal picture - Valentine's Series - Parrots in Love

wildlife photography | 3 pictures of a kissing moment of a couple of parrots | wild animal love captured in photos
Valentines Day Series - Parrots couple kissing - animal picture | wildlife photo

These are the last pictures of the Valentin's Series. Dedicated to all nature lovers and love itself. The photos are enough to illustrate the major force behind natures visible universe.

I'm just adding two small notes on this post that makes the "reading" a true delight:

-On the first photo, one of the parrots, that I like to think that corresponds to the male, looks very apprehensive when the other starts to approach. Its something like:- what's happening? What the L??? She's going to kiss me!... It reminded me a famous cartoon series: "Pepé Le Pew"
- On the last one, pure magic happens: The lady closes her eyes while kissing is love. What a joyful moment...
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Your comments and critiques are most welcome,
Alfonso Paz
[wildlife photo | animal picture]