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In The Wild (39 pics)

Posted in Animals   14 Oct 2010   / 9147 views

All these wildlife photographs were taken under controlled conditions by 32-year-old British photographer Jonathan Griffiths who lives in Montana, USA.

 

See the UPDATE inside the post.

 

Griffiths held his camera just inches away from tigers, leopards, bears and cougars to get the close-up shots. He could endure bitter -40 degree Celsius temperatures, as he gained the trust of each animal over two to three days attracting them with chicken meat.

Mr. Risky got a camera 2 years ago as his birthday present from his fiancée. She wanted him to take pictures of their newborn son. But, after visiting a local zoo, Jonathan became certain that he wanted to photograph powerful predators in the wild. So he went to America and stayed in a lodge by a wildlife reserve. Waking up at 5.30 a.m. every day, he would take his pictures. He admitted that this was a big adrenaline rush, being so close to animals that he could see the drool dripping on to their jaws.

He carried on his project for 15 months. Luckily, he and his camera have survived this challenge.

 

UPDATE: Photographer Jonathan Griffiths has sent us email to clarify the story we got a little wrong. Here's wat he wrote: "I did not lead a group of Photographers I was part of a group who went to a reserve in Montana. We had trainers on site to make sure we were safe. Also the shoot was done over a week and not 15 months. Just for clarification."

Sorry for the erroneous information.







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sharo 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Oo close photos

good job adrenaline addicted dude :))

btw FIRST! :)
       
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briere 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
wonderful photos!
love it :)
       
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hu 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Wait.. why on earth is there a lion? They don't belong in snowy places. Where is this place?
       
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Alkhoren 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
It is amazing to see such beautifull photos =) While they are all awesome, some like 33 or 38 are really amazing
       
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Ouboet 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
WTF are Lions and Tigers doing in the snow?
       
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Sophiestricata 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Ouboet, tigers live in siberia, too. You know... the siberian tiger. X_X
       
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deepuniverse 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
AWESOME!!!!
Winter pics, close ups
Cannot imagine how hard was to take those photos
Big Appluse
       
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laughinggas 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I bet none of them would shake hands without a fight.
       
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mew mew meow 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
He has an awesome career
       
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Morpheus 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Lion and a Black Jaguar in a snowy place? WTF? Definitely a zoo, not in the wild..
       
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Peanut 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Beautiful pictures, but I have to agree that it is odd a lion and a panther are in a snowy place and not in Africa.(?!)
       
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wonderful pics!! And indeed a great job!
       
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ennaManila 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
amazing.. O_0
I heard a voice, crying from the deep -- come join me, baby.. in my endless sleep..
       
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severe_009 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Bangis
Challenge breeds excellence...
       














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