Today, I have another portrait for you. Unfortunately, this male lion lives in a zoo. The image is shot through a glass wall. He’s only about 2 meters away from me.
I usually don’t go to a zoo. I feel pity for most of the captured animals. Although the areas are designed more natural nowadays and are way bigger then before. They are still captured and not able to live their natural life.
This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole.
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Heartbreaking but beautiful. They are wild and that is where they belong.
Exactly, what I meant, Léa.
Yes, the black and white seems to emphasise that.
I feel so sorry for them too .. It seems cruel. And yet for some of them it may mean survival. Don’t get me started .. A truly beautiful image
you’re right, Julie. Because we humans steal all the country from the wild animals, the captivity in zoos is kind of a shelter. So, captivity becomes the only way to survive for some (many?) species.
On the other hand, humans are more willing to save what they known. Thus, captivity for somme individuals might became a profit for those remaining in freedom.
As Spock said: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”, in the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1982
he is beautiful and sad!!
Gorgeous portrait! such sad, but beautiful eyes.
Thank you very much, Katie!