Wildlife photography is a serious pursuit. Except when it’s not.
Oh sure, there is highly refined gear to master, an artistic and technical learning curve, and it really helps to have luck mixed with whatever patience I can muster. The eagerly awaited results can be jaw dropping or mortifying – both only add to the hopelessly addicting drive to get better images. Science is searching for a cure.
I may take myself too seriously but it never happens during wildlife photography. It all feels rather important and exciting until that climactic second when I press the shutter and wonder if I just took a photo of a creature relieving himself. There is a complicated mathematical formula to determine the odds but somehow the answer is always yes.
Other less serious moments include trying to take a photo without a tongue wandering around the photo. Did these wildlife conspire to ruin my photos or just pose for selfies – for the life of me I can’t tell the difference!
Once I started to take note of the preponderance of tongues in my photos, I was quickly impressed. Some of these animals have world-class tongues! The only obvious course of action was to post my first tongue collection. I’m only surprised it took me this long.
So what’s your least favourite tongue in this group of unusual suspects?
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