The majestic Jaguar! How graceful yet powerful this creature is.
This image was taken during one of my many photography workshops that I teach here at the Phoenix Zoo. It almost appears that I am right inside the cage with this wild animal but in fact there is for the safety of all a fence or cage in between us. More for the safety of me than the Jaguar of course.
In this portion of my workshop I teach the understanding of how long lenses and depth of field play out in such a way to make the fence virtually disappear. As you can see a understanding that can make a ordinary picture of a Jaguar in a cage more intense and dramatic.
How fantastic photography can be with the proper knowledge and ability to apply it.