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Tiger drama in local ZOO + animals - PHOTOSHi people!
Once more sorry for low activity. Thesis, thesis. Thesis. Thesis. DIES.
Today a white tiger in Czech ZOO Liberec attacked a young guy (he was on practise, not a visitor), who was saved thanks to bravery of two female keepers who hit the cat with some bucket to get his attention. The tiger escaped from the exhibit, so three people, all of them injured by the tiger, stayed inside the cage. The tiger was shot with some drugs and went limp. Fortunately, this whole accident seems to have a happy end, injuries are not severe and the tiger has not been harmed. Just wow, huh... Drama!
Finally a feature for Kiriban winner and then some animal photos. Please keep your fingers crossed for me, so I can finish my thesis soon. Thank you!
Fantastic white wolves - PHOTOSHi!
Nobody caughed the kiriban?
What a pity
Will, will, where are you?
I do not mean any guy (although Will Riker is kind of cute ), but my own will - I can not get into losing weight again, although I now have the perfect chance to continue! I hate my weak will so much, how comes that I can not kick myself to continue, especially when I see it IS possible? :/ nah, I am so angry at myself. Go, stupid Woxys! There are still 20 kilos of fat which wait to be removed.
Mhhhhhm, I really need to start, as even the current state makes me feel much happier than the state a year ago.
Sorry for talking about this issue a lot, it is not easy, although I have already managed to lose some 20 kilos. And now other 20 should go away! It is just hard, because yes, it is nice I lost so much, but I am still so terribly overweight I have so many motivation clothes, but I obviously need a big kick to continue. GOOO, blonde, go but thank you for your support, you are awesome.
X-mas - being commercial :) fox, wolves - PHOTOSHi people!
kiriban winner will be featured next time
Today I want to be commercial
A bit more than 1 month until Christmas - time to announce my stuff
I really think some of those might be nice gifts - especially when it comes to print/gifts, which are not only originals with animal photos, but also USEFUL! Last year, I used donated points to order some of my stuff from DA, because I wanted to know the stuff I sell. I got 6 mugs and I was amazed with quality - I use them on daily basis and they are so cool! And I got also a calendar - and again, I can say the calendar's quality made me really happy, photos are sharp, colours are vivid and the format of calender allows you to note your own stuff into it
So I am definitely not ashamed to offer my stuff - I believe it can really make people happy
In this journal, I at first feature some of the stuff I sell - then I post a photo to show you, how those mugs really look like. The last photo set will show you, how d
Thank you + kiriban + zoo news + zoo PHOTOSHi!
At first, thank you for supporting Allerlei and her photo - not only her photo will be included in a calendar, but she won, her photo had by far the most "likes"! thank you for helphig her - the calendar with her shot will be sold by ZOO Bratislava and the money will go to the construction of brand new wolf exhibit the ZOO is probably a bit poor, so it needs to get all the money first before it starts building. So such calendar might be a nice help! I can not wait - wolves now have very small, old cage, because the ZOO got them by mistake and had no proper place for housing them
At second, I announce a new kiriban - it is 922 222 and it is quite close. No chance to get 1 milion pageviews this year, but you have an apportunity to win a feature just catch it and send me a printscreen via note no feature for porn or animal cruelty
At third, there are some big changes in ZOO Brno - right now, it is building an exhibit for Komodo dragons! just
Snow is here - wolves on snow - PHOTOSHi!
The first snow came - it was very thin layer, much less than 1cm, so it did not survive the night, but it still pleased me
It inspired me to post some photos of wolves on snow - those shots are quite old
Wohoo, this number of pageviews? thanks people, it looks nice - I wonder if I can make it to 1 000 000 until the end of 2012! it would be awesome
Shame about fennecs + my favourite wolves - PHOTOSHi!
I went to my beloved ZOO Olomouc to photograph animals yesterday - I needed a break from the thesis writing.
I spent hour or maybe more with my favourite wolf subspecies - Iberian wolves. They were very active and even aggresive, snapping their jaws and snarrling a lot. One of them tried to catch a crazy rodent. It was fun and I got many photos for you
But the bad news - fennec fox got a new light in their enclosure. It is a red light and it TOTALLY does not allow you to photograph, because the specific light ruins the texture of the animal's fur and there is no chance to get any photo I am sad about it, I loved this place for fennec photography now it has been lost... in ZOO Dvur Kralove, they put those foxes into very dark indoor exhibit, so this place is also lost and in Prague, you never see them... Hm... I am a bit sad about it, I would miss those little guys
I also definitely need a new lens. My current one had troubles to focuse yesterday and I could not take a s
:-( and ZOO animals - PHOTOSHello,
I hate that thesis SO much... I feel like total idiot, I somehow can not write it. Why?!
It is my the last attempt to complete it, if I do not finish it properly, I totally lose my chance to get my second Master degree. Which would be pretty embarassing, because not only I already have all the credits I need, I even passed the graduation exams! After so much work, it would be stupid to end without the title just because of inability to write stupid 80 pages.
Also, I wish USA a lucky hand when it comes to voting! It might be interesting, I will definitely watch US elections interesting material for a student of political science. I do not mind to share my opinion - I would vote for Obama. But I do not feel like advocating my opinion, I have no problem with those whose attitude is different
The first few photobooks have been already shipped!
P.S.: still exercising, still riding a bike (two days, then a pause), still eating 5x a day. I have problems with drinkin
ZOO Dvur Kralove - PHOTOS + lens troubles?Hi pals!
Kiriban was caught and the winner will be featured soon
I also passed all your comments and compliments (on the last journal's photos) to my parents, they were very pleased and thanked you so thanks!
This weekend I spent in mountain and I visited one of my favourite ZOOs, Dvur Kralove nad Labem. I was a bit disappointed that they moved cheetahs (I did not see them at all), because this ZOO was very good for taking photos of them. They also moved fennec foxes from very photographer friendly enclosure which allowed the foxes to enjoy some sun light into a nocturnal indoor pavilion which is very dark and you can watch the foxes only from above, so I am afraid I lost this place for fennec photos I also did not manage to take good photos of baby tigers and baby leopard although I tried a lot. It seems that my lens refuses to focuse, which scares me I admit I could take some 70 000 photos with it, but... do not die, 55-250 IS! I can not be without photography!
Strange dA people + ZOO in autumn - PHOTOSHi!
I got all scared and hysterical that I waisted all sunny autumn days so I have no chance to take any wolf photos with colourful background this year. So when the sun made it to shine through the clowds today, I ran to the ZOO to take some shots. Well, the leaves are still on the branches and nicely golden, so I have some autumn shots in stock again the foxes and wolves are fluffy again, but both of those species were sleepy - I had to wait a lot before wolves decided to move a bit. You might say it is a deal of photographers, but it is something unusual, local wolves tend to have only short moments without activity. Both alpha and beta female seem to be very tired and thin, but at least they seem to have some grown fur I hope they will manage to survive the winter, but it is really a sad sight. Atila, on the other side, is fluffy white pillow as usual, and again his own pups made him feel very uneasy. He is so cute.
The title: yup, there are some great persons on this site
Hear Our Pleading CriesMarch 18, 2007
We cannot speak human words
But our fear is just like yours
Our pleading cries are not heard
And our plight is ignored
We have no rights
We have no voice
We suffer our plights
We have no choice
Living basics are all we need
We can't get these on our own
Won't you notice that we plead
With our eyes and our moans?
We're used for experiments, harvested for fur,
Displayed for show or slaughtered for meat
Please hear our imploring squeaks, barks, and purrs
Our pleading neighs, squeals and desperate bleats
If we could shed human tears
Would you notice that we suffer?
Would you alleviate all our fears?
Would our lives be less rougher?
We hope today you understand
That our treatment is unfair
We helplessly await your helping hand
We plaintively ask for your loving care
Show us the human in "humane"
Don't settle on sympathy as your reaction
Stop the afflictions and the pain
Get involved and take some action!
Four Little KittensFour little kittens where born yesterday.
Sent down from heaven.
Sent down to play.
Four little kittens, an unplanned surprise.
He didn't want them.
He didn't have time.
Four little kittens didn't last long.
Only a few hours old.
Treated so wrong.
Four little kittens died yesterday.
Send back to heaven.
There they play.
Four little kittens I found today.
Stuffed in a bag.
Lives Fur SaleWhy were we brought to this evil lair?
Where the smell of death hangs in the air?
Where all our lives will surely end,
-the act of murder for a fashion trend.
A deep, low growl builds in my chest,
I can't save my siblings; but I'll try my best.
I can sense the fear they try to hide,
We huddle close, side by side.
The barred door opens; I jump to my feet.
If we weren't locked in a cage, I'd call out "Retreat".
But there's nowhere to hide, nowhere to go,
My hackles raise, I let my fangs show.
A hand enters and grabs the closest to the door.
It yanks her upwards till she can't touch the floor.
With a strangled whine she is whipped out of sight,
Her eyes were frozen, wide in fright.
A snarl rips up my throat in an angry shriek.
It grows louder and louder till I reach my peak.
The barred door is slammed in my face,
My growling stops, I stumble back a pace.
Silence is followed by the sneering of others,
I slowly limp back to my sisters and brothers.
Their fur is standing up on end,
A White Tiger's ThoughtsWhy do you like me? Why can't you look in my eye?
I don't want to live I want to die
I didn't want to be born this way
I didn't want to be white
It just causes problems, all day and all night
I can't hunt for my food properly because they can see me
If you were white and in a rainforest you wouldn't blend into the grass or a tree
I'm only in circuses, or low standard zoos, but all of that puts me in the blues
They say I conserve the species and it's a big lie
I bet you're wondering why I want to die
I don't want to live because the only way to get me is to inbreed me
With this I get crossed eyes, skulls that hurts, that will make it hard for me to see
My father and mother are most likely siblings
But people come and see me because they love different things
Unfortunately for my siblings born orange people barely seem to care
Don't you understand its better to defend my cousins who are rare?
I wanted to be born orange to be healthy and pure
Not going to see me is the cure
You may think
Fur And HuntingSo you're probably expecting me to go on a spiel about horrible and bad and evil these are. Well, no, actually, which is not to say that they can't be, but that's not what I'm here to talk about today. No, I'm going to rant about those people who think that wearing fur and hunting are cruel and evil and such.
First things first: if you eat meat from factory farms (this includes fastfood as well as most meat you'll find at the supermarket), you have no right to complain about fur. And if you think hunting is bad when you eat meat from factory farms, slap yourself. Hard.
That might seem a little harsh, so let me explain myself. Most people have problems with fur because they believe it's cruel and that it's a waste.
The fact is that on most fur farms, the animals are well-treated, but for the sake of argument, let's say they're not. Do you know what they do to animals bred in the factory farms?! These animals live in cages from birth until they are led to their death! Crammed up inside!
Tested on AnimalsI'm sorry to say that your short life
Has come to an end.
But it is a necessity, to ensure health and happiness to your superiors.
Your life wasn't particularly long,
But it was over as soon as you were born.
For is not a short, manufactured life better than none at all?
So as I draw the needle from it's case,
And as you vaguely feel it's prick,
Try to remember that it's better you than us.
It should be painless, although I wouldn't know.
It hasn't been tested...
So as you feel the poison take it's toil, remember that your death will save millions.
A sacrifice with results incomparable.
You yourself should die with pride.
As you feel consciousness slowly slipping away, remember that.
The subtle crueltyHow would you feel if someone took away your voice, cut your vocal chords so you can no longer use your tantalizing voice; because SOMEONE thought that it was annoying though you only spoke to communicate your feelings with them, to protect them, or warn them of dangers?
How would you feel if someone trimmed or stapled your ears; cropped them down to the opening and made them to look pinned back and sharp; because SOMEONE thought it would make you look more intimidating and fierce...though they are your ears, they are designed to help YOU hear a specific way and despite similarities with others' ears, yours are unique, and allow you to specifically hear what another might not.
How would you feel if someone cut your fingers off from the first knuckle under your nail bed--just clean off--because SOMEONE thought your nails would grow long and sharp enough to scratch them or their precious material possessions though if they did grow and you had to scratch someone in defense, now
We Deserve Better
I am an infant
I am a child of this Earth
Same as you
I was born for you
I saw my mother bleed for you
I saw my mother die for you
And I knew that I was next
I am a toddler
I am a child of this Earth
Same as you
I was kicked around by you
I was pushed and shoved by you
I was locked in a tiny cage by you
And then you left me there
I am a teenager
I am a child of this Earth
Same as you
I was broken for you
I was beat and abused for you
I was growing fat for you
And soon I will die for you
I am an adult
I am a child of this Earth
Same as you
Surely I was undeserving of the pain
Surely I deserved better than
To live among the dead and dying
Surely I did not deserve
To be slaughtered in such a way
I am not human
But I am a child of this Earth
Alive and Living
Same as you
Animal Abuse PoemThere sits a cat,
His paws on the curb,
Not a cat on a mat,
For he has no home,
And there lies a lion,
Up to his belly in water,
His mane in rags,
Dead eyes thereafter,
And there dances a bear,
With chains on his legs,
A ring in his nose,
And a stick in his ribs,
And there stands a dog,
His ribs broken,
His flesh torn,
A rope around his jaws,
And all lay down,
And closed their eyes,
And there lies the animals,
With no soul behind their eyes.
Animal calendar 2013 for free is here! :-)))Hi!
Oh my, I am always so excited when I post my animal calendar for a new year!
Here you can download the full version or buy dA version:
DO NOT FORGET THAT SHIPPING IS FOR FREE NOW! Only for few days!
Please, every fav is a great help for me, because it helps me to spread the calendar and I have a chance to sell some and get few dolars for my ZOO visits thanks for every fav!
And although this calendar is for free, I am grateful for any donation (points or few dolars) - my paypal is connected with email@example.com - thanks for support
Here you can see photos included in 2013 calendar - that red watermark is NOT on original pictures, of course!!!!
I hope you like it, I hope you like it!
Her CatalystAs she walks through the maelstrom, the words trace upon the tips of her fingers and press into the stone. Every brick, every crack in the concrete, every crossed and angular stroke in reds and blacks and oranges. The drips of the gasoline pool around the base of her boots, slosh as she steps over the burst pipes and the rubble.
So much rubble. So little outcry. The silence of the city grates on her eardrums and the mantras she'd been forced to memorize. The Seers demanded they observe thirteen years of recitation before they attempt to weave their first World together.
But who other than the Seers can claim the incantations that knot the skeins they twist and pull on like reins hold fast? When have any of the Sisters recorded the visions they traced upon space-time and recited them, left them open for critique and discussion and debate?
Which is why she walks through the chalky soot of the smashed city around her. This all
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