Michael J. Fox
The series of shots is of a polar bear at the Indianapolis Zoo. It was the center of attraction this summer and to the joy of the kids, the bear was swimming round and round in circles, turning upside down, and for a moment it seemed to be enjoying itself. But then a feeling of restlessness seem to come over the bear, as it went around in its restricted environment continuously. Maybe I was just being paranoid, but I felt bad for the animal -- stuck in a place where the temperature never went down below 70 for a good 5-6 months.
I'm totally for the whole protecting endangered species and giving them the appropriate surroundings to thrive in. Moreover, zoos provide a great place for kids, and even adults, to get to know more about animals, birds and plants. Its also only entertainment for many.
Ironically, we created zoos because we couldn't take care of the environment, and the species living in it, ourselves. We couldn't control others from going out and endagering it. We created a world from them.10-20 feet wide, 5-6 feet high. With fake rocks, trees, plants (thank God with real food). We made the species in the zoo unable to fend for themselves, if left in the wild (although, nature parks and sanctuaries are very different from zoos). And that isn't actually the worst part of it. The worst part of it is that we can do nothing about it. Did I do anything when I saw the polar bear there? Unable to rest peacefully under the scrutiny of a hundred people? I enjoyed my day. Liked learning about the animals, enjoyed the tricks, clicked lots of pictures and came home to put up a post like this. Its something I want to change, but don't know how to start, where to begin. Maybe it wasn't meant to be changed. Or maybe I can be a typical hypocrite and just put up a post like this in the name of photography and whine about something I cannot change. Its only human nature, I guess.
Ah, my usual rant. Don't have to read all of it ! The title and shot says for itself. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it :-)
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