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Post  Doogs on Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:08 pm

Brown bear siblings play fight...
but cub goes crying to mum when her brother takes it too far and bites her


Pair of brown bear cubs photographed in Alaska by 43-year-old Greg Harvey who spotted them while visiting
Mr Harvey said he watched the pair play fighting and noticed that young male kept picking on his sister
Young male bear bit his sibling on the backside sending her running into the arms of her mother

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2740610/Don-t-stick-tongue-Brown-bear-siblings-play-fight-cub-goes-crying-mum-brother-takes-far-bites-her.html#ixzz3CABSYUmD

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Post  WMTravellers on Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:56 pm

Cute little story being told by Mr Harvey's pictures.

I found it interesting how he says he is 'competing' with others... that's kinda sad how he can't enjoy his 14 days of wildlife viewing without thinking (I assume) what money he can make out of his pictures Rolling Eyes

That's a big reason why we don't sell our pictures, we always allow charities and research organisations to use them (and our videos) for free, but otherwise they are for our enjoyment, to look back at when our memories start to fade.
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Post  whitestarling on Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:19 pm

Cute, and typical Bear Cub play. I really cant understand the competitive stuff either unless your a wildlife photographer, or funding your trips from money you make from the photos you take. Surely the thrill you get from capturing such a scene, and sharing it with others is enough. I have lots of photos that I've taken, and a few hundred videos from the web cams on here that I've shared not only here, but on other wildlife sites, with around 20,000 views. My happiness comes from knowing that all those people have shared in what I've captured, and their appreciation of them. The best from of happiness, is making someone else happy

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:00 pm

 Doogs, a great link and stunning photos.  Thanks for sharing.

As for being competitive - no way, for me it's all about sharing photos and clips and enjoying memories.

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Post  WMTravellers on Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:46 am

Mr Havery seems to have a lot of good luck on his 14 days of travel each year!

Here's another feature showing his stunning pictures, this time polar bears.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741966/Paws-ibly-friendliest-polar-bear-Cub-waves-camera-stretching-legs-emerges-den-Canada.html
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Post  Doogs on Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:39 pm

Oooh they are gorgeous I love you I love you he was rather lucky wasn't he !!

You say you don't sell any of your pictures Liz how about if you did you could put the money back into the animals you photographing, like a charity donation ??  Great that you allow charities and research organisations to use them cheers
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Post  WMTravellers on Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:01 pm

Honestly Doogs, it's way too much hassle. A wildlife documentary company approached us to use some of our video footage and we had to sign away our rights to show the video also had to give up our original tape (it was on a miniDV tape) losing the original copy of everything else we had on the tape too. Add to that having to declare any monies you make for tax purposes, it's a complete pain. As a result I wouldn't do it again unless it became my actual job... Which sadly it never will as the market is already saturated with people selling their pictures. You have to have amazing luck to get something very remarkable or lots of money to have the time to get those kind of shots.

Me, I'm quite happy sharing for the enjoyment of others that may not be able or fortunate enough to have such experiences.

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Post  fitnwell on Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:21 pm

WMTravellers wrote:Cute little story being told by Mr Harvey's pictures.

I found it interesting how he says he is 'competing' with others... that's kinda sad how he can't enjoy his 14 days of wildlife viewing without thinking (I assume) what money he can make out of his pictures  Rolling Eyes

That's a big reason why we don't sell our pictures, we always allow charities and research organisations to use them (and our videos) for free, but otherwise they are for our enjoyment, to look back at when our memories start to fade.
Thanks for the comments. In fairness I do realize how blessed I am to be able to photograph these animals on safari. That being said, the only reason that I can do so is that I sell my work so I can afford to go on more safaris. Unfortunately, I am not wealthy so if I don't sell my work, I can't go on safari again. When wealthy people go on safari and donate their images it kills the little guys like me who depend upon the sale of their images. It is difficult to sell images when someone else is giving theirs away for free. I only get 14 days off work in my main job per year, so if I want to continue to go on safari, I have to find a way to take a great image or two, market it and sell it. Now does that make sense? And please remember that when someone is quoted, then 14 magazines pick up the quote, the nature of the reference may get lost along the way. It's kind of like me telling you a story and you telling that story to someone else and so on…by the 14th time the story is told, it gets changed along the way.

I appreciate your comments and interest in my images.

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Post  whitestarling on Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:27 am

Thanks for posting a reply to members comments Greg, and explaining your position. As I said in my post I could understand if it was a business, or a person who is doing it to fund their Safaris that's fair enough, and we all know how comments can be misconstrued, and changed when they are being passed around At the same time I don't think you an knock the people who can afford to donate their photos. Those donations go to NGOs, and Wildlife preservation groups that that help, and save the Animals of our planet.

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Post  WMTravellers on Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:40 am

Hi Greg,

First I must say I admire your work, you have captured some amazing moments. Your pictures really do tell a story wonderfully.

My husband & I are by no means rich, we both work full time 'real' jobs to fund our wildlife trips. We don't have any children so we can guilt free push all our disposable income into travelling. We are fortunate that those jobs have generous leave packages so we get more time off work than the 'average' person does.

We certainly don't have the quality of camera gear you appear to have (I'm making an assumption there based on the fantastic quality of your shots) and we don't have half your talent! We are very much learning as we go.

With so many amateurs armed with the kind of kit people once dreamed of owning, a professional photographer has to really capture something special to get noticed these days. I appreciate it's a really difficult market compared to 20-30 years ago.

Our pictures are no-where near the quality of yours, but as I said, when we have been approached we only allow charities and research organisations to use them. After all, I don't think anyone that really cares for wildlife would really mind that?

Best of luck to you & I very much look forward to seeing more of your work!

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