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Missing Lynx: Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer Exposed as Fraud - By a Cat in Winter Fur in a 'Summer' Shot

Offbeat  (tags: fraud, photographs, photoshopped, wildlife photographer, exposure )

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Celebrated wildlife photographer Terje Helleso, 47, has be caught faking hundreds of photos over several years, and has been stripped of his 2010 Swedish Photographer of the Year award as a result.


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Constance F (418)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 3:27 am
Acttually, I was happy to hear about the Norwegian hunter, Kristoffer Clausen who spent most of his time in a Swedish hotel and wrote his best selling book from his car. Rather that, than hunting.


Sharon Balloch (127)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 3:28 am
Gee Whiz if only he had of been smarter.. knew more about animals.. shame on him..

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Saturday September 17, 2011, 4:53 am

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Saturday September 17, 2011, 11:33 am

Charla D (67)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:21 pm
The article states he was exposed by a hunting organization. Apparently there is a battle going on in Sweden over protection of the lynx. While I think it was very wrong of him to fake these photos, perhaps (and I don't know for sure--just based on this article), he was doing it for a good cause --protecting the beautiful lynx! That still doesn't make it right however, and unfortunately he's probably hurt his cause (if it was his cause) more than helped.

. (0)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:37 pm
all lies eventually come out.

. (1)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 1:30 pm
Noted. Thank you Simone.

Shirley H (49)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:02 pm
Right, Shame on him.
Shirley H.

Nola g (5)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:49 pm
What a shame.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 3:20 pm
There are phony people everwhere.

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 4:10 pm
Cue up Seether 'Fake It', and watch 'Grand Teacher Onizuka', where a Photoshop scam tried to link the main character to BDSM orgies and other unusual activities. While this isn't quite the crime printing funny money is, it's still a ripoff.

marie C (163)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 4:41 pm
People often make me sick anything for a buck

Gloria H (88)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 7:57 pm
"What a sticky web we weave, when first we set off to deceive" He should have to pony up all the cash awards that he ever got. What a fool!

Ruth C (87)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 7:26 am
Shame on him!

Ruth McD (839)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 2:44 pm
He is a fraud. Thanks for the article Simone.

Allen J (1)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 3:10 am
Wow, That is pretty low! I am glad he is getting mostly what he deserves and I am sure this will only snowball in the future and he will never make any money as a professional photographer again-hope he is good at taking wedding pictures-seems like that will be the only employment he will be able to get after this charade, but then again I am sure people wouldn't want other peoples faces of their bodies during the happiest day of their life, haha. Noted!

Lauren H (3)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 6:22 pm

Dianne D (490)
Monday October 10, 2011, 2:18 pm
His career is ruined. Think before you start deceiving people. It will always catch up with you.
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