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Pigs on the beach CU


Pigs on the beach CU
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Copyright: Thomas Sautter (mjdundee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 287] (1207)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1996-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Minolta dynax 500si super, Tamron 28-300 XR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-28 13:51
Viewed: 10250
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
All mamals on the islands of polynesia have been introduced by early sailors and explorers in the 17th and 18th century or by polynesian navigators in the 15th and 16th century. Mother nature only sent birds, reptiles and insects to these islands - including New Zealand. Similar to the Kunekune Maori pig breed - which is unique to New Zealand, wild pigs live on other Pacific islands like wild dogs. They are small and healthy and not designed for delivery of big fat steaks as pigs in Asia, Europe or the Americas.
Most probably they are lucky pigs too because they can stroll along the most beautfull beaches on this planet. This does not necessarily mean that they can avoid beeing eaten. Pigs are very popular gift all over polynesia and sometimes replace even money.
The pigs on my post will probably be able to enjoy life for some more months and maybe stay wild if they manage to stay slim and quick.
I have posted a full panorama of this beach as 'Pigs on th beach' on TE. Please see:
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Oceania/Samoa/photo209525.htm

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Well that is a sight I've never seen! Thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-29 13:09]

Hello Thomas!
Very nice and interesting capture.POV,
lighting,framing and composition are
wonderful.TFS...:-)

Great capture with lovely contrast between the sea and the sand ... and the pigs.
Achim

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