I took this picture at Beijing zoo - a pretty depressing experience.
(photo converted to grayscale, some contrast added)
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mtolloczko (201) 2003-11-03 7:30
It is an excellent documentary photograph that should be sent to animal rights groups. Chinese zoos keep animals in despicable conditions and instead of protecting and learning about the diversity of earth's species these zoos do little more than provide a prison to the hearts and minds of the inmates. This image is extremely emotive, very well composed and well captured. I hope you complained to the management of the zoo about their depressing facilities. This is something out of the dark ages. Humans can be cruel creatures.
mitternacht (1839) 2004-01-09 19:17
Truly sad picture. I totally agree with Miroslawa.
I didn't see this particular cage while there, but I thought that the Pandas had it pretty compared to some of the other animals at this zoo - like the bears and snow leopards.
This picture is extremely emotional and evokes a lot feelings. It almost feels strange to put a big smiley next to this photo.
- Copyright: Thomas Splettstoesser (Splette) (40)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2003-02-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S20
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fences and barriers, Great panda [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-04-12 20:59
- Favorites: 2 [view]