This picture of a lioness was taken at the Portland, Oregon zoo. I added another exposure, masks and effects to make a more abstract background.
I am conflicted about zoos in general, but feel the Portland Zoo does a fairly good job of trying to create nice habitats for their animals. They are currently expanding the area for elephants. Half of any of my proceeds from my "zoo" pictures will be donated to the Portland Zoo so they may further their work of educating and enlightening people and children about the wonder and importance of all creatures, great and small.
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Nature, animals, beauty have been a source of nourishment throughout my life. Photography allows me to capture, interpret, and share that world of wonder I see about me, and sometimes use what I capture as an inspiration to create something new, by incorporating other exposures, textures or brushwork.
I currently reside in Oregon, an environment rich...