Murrell Hall International Photography | More animals in a new portfolio

More animals in a new portfolio

March 25, 2015  •  1 Comment

I admit to having mixed feelings about zoos.   Keeping animals in confined spaces away from their natural habitat has always been distasteful to me.   I prefer to photograph fauna in their own environments where they belong.    Over the past few years however, my opinion has changed somewhat.   I appreciate that zoos can take a humane approach to the keeping of rare species and more importantly be a “lifeboat” preserving the gene pool of endangered species.    The Fuengirola BioParc in southern Spain is one such place where there is a positive approach to keeping animals in close approximations of their natural habitats.   This little urban zoo rightly deserves its recognition as one of the finest in Europe with clever representations of various habitats.  I was drawn to the Park as it is home to an animal I have wanted to photograph for a long time – growing to ten feet and almost 300 pounds - the Komodo Dragon is the largest lizard in the world.   While there I was also privileged to watch and photograph Sumatran Tigers, Silver Back Gorillas, Orangutans and other delightful species.  I hope you enjoy my pictures, and as always, I thank you for visiting our site. Ed


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Dilcy Windham Hilley(non-registered)
Some of your most interesting work to date. I love looking at your new sets of photographs.
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