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February 15th, 2011

Small Animal, Big Landscape

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Peacock (Pavo cristatus), Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Wildlife photographers treasure their big glass, the long telephoto lenses that allow them to get close-up, dramatic images of their animal subjects. Inevitably, though, there are times when whatever lens you have is simply not long enough, when you kick yourself for not bringing along the 600mm (or whatever). Such was the case on this … 
January 20th, 2011

Chicken Run

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Sri Lanka Junglefowl
First of all, forget the image thumbnail… (God forbid anyone should have the subject off-center!) This is the story of a wild chicken – actually a wild Sri Lanka Junglefowl, a close relative of the Indian bird that was domesticated into the Colonel Sanders variety thousands of years ago.  These bizarre, familiar birds are common …