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Loan Wolf? Prizewinning Photographer Faces Fakery Claims


Offbeat  (tags: wildife photographer, won award, investigation, jumping wolf picture, fakery, allegations )

Simone
- 1705 days ago - guardian.co.uk
t was billed as the moment when a wildlife photographer's remarkable patience was rewarded; an image which won him £10,000 and the year's most prestigious award. But José Luis Rodriguez is now facing allegations that his startling close-up image of



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Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday December 21, 2009, 1:57 pm
Thanks Simone. Interesting story.
It's a wonderful photo, even if the subject was the tame wolf called Ossian. But the rules for that photo comp state it has to be wild, apparently.
 

Simone D. (1485)
Monday December 21, 2009, 2:01 pm
You are welcome Jenny! Yes, the investgation is not looking good for the photographer, there seems to be concrete evidence that it was staged.
 

Shirley S. (173)
Monday December 21, 2009, 3:39 pm
I remember that photo & I also remember remarking to my husband that something about the photo just did not look right.Oh well we will see.
 

Brad C. (40)
Monday December 21, 2009, 4:00 pm
Thanks Simone, the wolf smells fishy ( wink wink).
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Monday December 21, 2009, 5:55 pm
"also said the wolf appears to have been trained to jump the gate, because a wild specimen is likely to squeeze between the bars".


 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Monday December 21, 2009, 7:16 pm
Still it's a beautiful picture.
 

Jan Billy Pedersen (44)
Tuesday December 22, 2009, 9:33 am
A good photo, nevertheless.
 
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