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Scotch Macaskill
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It's the weekend, time for fun and good cheer - hippo pair (adult and juvenile) clearly enjoying themselves at sunset in South Africa's Kruger National Park.
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Comprehensive assessment of Canon's new 200-400mm superzoom by a wildlife pro who's been testing the lens for the past 6 months. Andy's a Brit, so the humour is offbeat, but definitely worth reading about his experience using  and punishing the lens in working conditions over a 6-month period.

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Very funny video on Adobe's CC model - but be prepared for some rough language!

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New breed of wildlife photographer - the new paparazzi - show little respect for the animals or the environment

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Another 24 rhinos killed for their horns ! On 25 April, the number of rhinos killed this year in South Africa stood at 249. Less than a week later, on 30 April, that figure has soared to 273. At this rate, we're on track to lose more than 800 by year's end.
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249 rhino have been killed so far this year in South Africa. Should the trend continue, a tipping-point will be reached in about two years, after which the rhino population will go into decline.

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"Today, thousands of young professionals have taken up wildlife photography as a hobby, thanks to high incomes, easy availability of camera equipment, better access to wildlife habitats, and the ease with which they can display their work on social media.

A large proportion of this number are in it, not out of an intrinsic love of, or concern for nature, but because wildlife photography is seen as a 'cool', even 'macho' thing to do — the 'my lens is bigger than your lens syndrome'. These photographers, who will go to any lengths to get a picture, disturb or harass the creatures they are photographing, and damage fragile habitats."
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