If it weren't for the horrible mistreatment of these animals that live out their lives in tiny cages only to be "rented" by "photographers", this article would be downright hilarious. Sad to see such blatant lies being spread in a news article that's being read by an unknowing public. Pathetic.... Even if these were wild animals (turns out they dont have lions or snow leopards in montana) this guy would be breaking pretty much every single rule of ethical wildlife photography. This stuff makes me sick.[link]
here are some more ridiculous quotes from another website that picked up on this story:
The big cats and wolves and bears were caught on film by a British photographer who risked his life to get up close to them.
Jonathan Griffiths held his camera just inches away from the wild beasts of Montana and even stood his ground when a lion swiped at his lens.
The 32-year-old overcame his nerves to endure bitter -40C temperatures, gaining the trust of each animal over days, enticing the ferocious creatures with lumps of chicken.
Its a big adrenaline rush, when youre so close you can see the drool dripping on to their jaws said the father of one from Egham, Surrey.
I did not know what to expect and they are very wild animals.
By far the most nerve-racking animal was the black leopard, which made me fear for my life.
I thought it could attack at any moment. It was just mean and did not like humans
The currency trader was given a camera only two years ago a birthday present from his fiance to take photos of their newborn son.
But spending time at the zoo inspired him to take pictures of powerful predators in the wild and he caught a flight to the Rocky Mountains.
In a deep Montana winter, it was tough going climbing up the remote mountains at 5.30am with all my camera gear, every day, said Mr Griffiths.
He trekked off remote trails in search of snow leopards, wolves and bears, with a guide by his side to help him capture the intimate portraits.
My family think Im a bit nuts and worry about the consequences if something went wrong.
But I just like getting as close as possible to get a different kind of shot, he added.
what a joke.
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for a recent article about game farm photography in the Salt Lake Tribune