I enjoy the thrill of the hunt, the moment when I have my prey in my sight, the thrill of knowing I have got the shot. I have been on safari, I have seen and shot the lion. But I did not take it’s life. I am a photographer.
On safari, our guide Jonathon told us how he killed a lion with his spear and showed us the scars on his leg where he was attacked. Wide-eyed we listened to his story, relieved that he, not the lion, had come out the winner.
But trophy hunting? Personally, I do not understand the
satisfaction in taking any creatures life, unless it is in self-defense. I cringe when hunters take down
wild game, hunting the deer that often wander into my back yard.
|A regal pose - Kenya|
|On the Masai Mara, Kenya|
|vultures making quick work of what looks to be the remains of a water buffalo|
|Buffalo - Custer State Park, So. Dakota|
|Wild elephant - Kenya|
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