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    Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 award

    Jose Luis Rodriguez captured the imaginations of the judges with a picture that he had planned for years, and even sketched out on a piece of paper.

    "I wanted to capture a photo in which you would see a wolf in an act of hunting - or predation - but without blood," he told BBC News. "I didn't want a cruel image."

    With a great deal of patience and careful observation of the wolves' movements, he succeeded in taking the award-winning photograph.

    Mr Rodriguez used a custom-built infrared trap to snap the wolf as it leapt into the air.

    The panel of judges looked through more than 43,000 entries to this year's competition.


    What a shot
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8318226.stm

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    That's an awesome shot
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    Hell yeah.

    I wonder what it's going after.

    Reminds me of my husky going after a cat.

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    I could see a rabbit going underneath the fence there with the wolf in full pursuit...makes you wonder how many shots he had to go through before getting the perfect shot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    I could see a rabbit going underneath the fence there with the wolf in full pursuit...makes you wonder how many shots he had to go through before getting the perfect shot...
    *naked European grandmothers with pails of goat milk*

    no doubt.

    Damn that's a cool shot.

    Closest I have to it are the shots of raccoons and foxes and the neighborhood rottie and a fat cat scoping out my truck after a bear climbed in and ate a bag of dog food (inside the truck). They don't *quite* compare.









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