Wildlife Photos NOT Shot in The Wild

Do you love wildlife photos? There’s a good chance that they were not shot in the wild.

A pack of wolves running through the snowy plains of Minnesota, trying to catch a meal during this fierce cold  winter. The photographer hiked for weeks following this pack to get close up shots of them. After spending three days in his tent during a blizzard, the sun was shining again over the white plains. After a long hike, he found the wolves and noticed they were hungry and ready for the kill. Finally he had his epic shot he was waiting for so long.

This could be the story behind the photo. But the real story is that the photographer just drove a few minutes from his comfortable lodge to meet these wolves. This wolfpack was raised at a photography game farm, where photographers can follow a 2 day workshop for $1000. Their only job is to pose for photographers who want to capture stunning images of animals in the wild. 

Grey Wolves (Canis lupus) Taboo, Ryu and Mowgli run forward – captive animals

Just watch the two minute video and let me know in a comment what you think of these game farms. Full story here 

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Michiel
Photographer at Behind The Lenscap
Michiel Buijse is a land- and cityscape photographer based in The Netherlands. He is a Nikon ambassador. Michiel also gives photography and post processing workshops.

Michiel

Michiel Buijse is a land- and cityscape photographer based in The Netherlands. He is a Nikon ambassador. Michiel also gives photography and post processing workshops.