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Knowledge is power......but beyond that I don't have a particular agenda to push here. I don't necessarily have answers to the questions our environment is demanding of us.....but I do have the desire to get more people talking about environmental issues even if we don't all see eye to eye.

Problems are unlikely to be addressed let alone resolved unless folk know what is going on around them. And to that end, information & debate are ultimately better than ignorance or sticking our heads in the sand.

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    I think this is one of the best wildlife photos I’ve seen……being a snow lover ‘n’ all.   
It’s called ‘The Charge’.
The photographer, Eric Pierre, had been tracking Arctic wolves on Victoria Island, Canada, when  his guide spotted a herd of muskoxen three miles away.  Eric approached the herd at a safe distance to try and get a photo……but quickly realised they had been spooked and were charging in his direction, oblivious to his presence.
Eric said this about his photo:
"I’ve seen muskoxen run away.  I’ve  seen them react to a threat by forming a circle, and I’ve even seen a  male charge. But I’ve never seen a herd spread out into a charging line  like this. I could hear the thundering of their hooves. It was one of  those situations where it really mattered that I made the right choice  between technical accuracy, aesthetics and security."
I’m sure you’ll agree the result is fantastic.  You get a real sense of power, panic and the invisible threat of the wolves.  
It’s just one of the many commended photos that will feature in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum.  It opens on 21st October 2011 before embarking on a national and  international tour.
You can find out more about the exhibition and see some of the other photos at the official website.
Photograph: Eric Pierre/WPY

    I think this is one of the best wildlife photos I’ve seen……being a snow lover ‘n’ all.   

    It’s called ‘The Charge’.

    The photographer, Eric Pierre, had been tracking Arctic wolves on Victoria Island, Canada, when his guide spotted a herd of muskoxen three miles away.  Eric approached the herd at a safe distance to try and get a photo……but quickly realised they had been spooked and were charging in his direction, oblivious to his presence.

    Eric said this about his photo:

    "I’ve seen muskoxen run away.  I’ve seen them react to a threat by forming a circle, and I’ve even seen a male charge. But I’ve never seen a herd spread out into a charging line like this. I could hear the thundering of their hooves. It was one of those situations where it really mattered that I made the right choice between technical accuracy, aesthetics and security."

    I’m sure you’ll agree the result is fantastic.  You get a real sense of power, panic and the invisible threat of the wolves. 

    It’s just one of the many commended photos that will feature in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum.  It opens on 21st October 2011 before embarking on a national and international tour.

    You can find out more about the exhibition and see some of the other photos at the official website.


    Photograph: Eric Pierre/WPY

    Tags Canada Eric Pierre Photograph Victoria Island Wildlife Photographer of the year environment muskoxen nature snow wildlife wolf wolves Arctic

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