"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”

Chris Martin, 2010

 

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7/5/2012 9:07:58 PM
Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority … or Programme Mode? Which should I use??

5/5/2012 9:05:49 PM
Field Test - Redged Swing Head Pro RWC3

11/26/2011 1:08:41 AM
A return to classic Black & White .........

11/26/2011 12:20:38 AM
Test Report - The Apex Bean Bag

8/29/2011 2:21:58 AM
My pic of the week ......

8/14/2011 3:33:14 PM
African Nature Training - Mammal Practical - Pretoria Zoo

8/10/2011 12:21:25 AM
What is to become of the Rhino in South Africa?

8/9/2011 6:45:34 PM
Dont leave home without this!!!

7/21/2011 12:31:21 PM
Africa Nature Training - “The Cradle of Humankind” field trip

6/22/2011 12:20:54 AM
Welcome to Chris Martin Wildlife Photography

7/28/2010 10:34:19 AM
African Nature Training - Field Guide Rifle Training Weekend

2011/08/14

African Nature Training - Mammal Practical - Pretoria Zoo

I’m not a great fan of zoos .... I’ve always been somewhat opinionated on that point!! I recognise that not everyone has the opportunity to see these magnificent animas in their natural habitat, a privilege afforded to me and one for which I am eternally greatful. However, throughout my own field guide training and whilst working with ANT on their training team, I now appreciate the role zoos can offer for both educational and research purposes. I now understand the importance that some of this research can provide for conservation purposes and thus the protection of many of the world’s endangered species.

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Ulrich Oberprieler is a well-known ornithologist and wildlife photographer, has co-authored four bird and mammal guides which have become “bibles” for the aspiring field guide. He is presently education manager at the National Zoological Gardens and is widely recognised for his superb wildlife courses. He accompanied us on a study tour around the Zoo yesterday and as always his lecturing was superb (aside from his jokes!!). He challenged us all, students and training team alike, on the dicotomy faced within conservation circles on the need for culling and regulated hunting. Of course, we’ve all got our own individual standpoint on these issues ... but there’s strong arguments to be made on both sides for sure.

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Anyway ... a superb day out enjoyed by everyone; and a great start to some summer weather!! Thanks Ulrich ....

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