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Out of the zoo

I deeply dislike zoos. As a child I felt embarrassed when I was taken there, embarrassed both for animals and visitors.

I’m not a fundamentalist animalist and I’m not a vegetarian either.

I like animals in their natural environment and in their dignity of animals, without any need to attribute human feelings to them.

Just to sum up, I might say that I hate equally zoos and pets wearing coats and rubber boots.

I have the greatest admiration for photographers who takes pictures of wild animals and are able to spend hours in uncomfortable conditions with their big telephoto lenses just to capture the sudden apparition of a fox, a wild boar or any other free animal.

I’m too lazy and too little skilled to try to do the same.
This is to explain why in this gallery you’ll find only photos of autochthons, that is animals which live freely in the area where I live, hopefully freely too....
Smiling and curious...
Smiling and curious...
Winter duck...
Winter duck...
Gulp, gulp down...
Gulp, gulp down...
The twins...
The twins...
Portrait of a worker
Portrait of a worker
Phlegmatic goat...
Phlegmatic goat...
The cat of the Registry Office...
The cat of the Registry Office...
The predators arrive at sunrise...
The predators arrive at sunrise...
Curious cat of the rocks...
Curious cat of the rocks...
You are not alone...
You are not alone...
The dance...
The dance...
There is a new cat in the garden...
There is a new cat in the garden...
Metaphor of tenacious humility…
Metaphor of tenacious humility…
Mister Duck welcomes the morning sun...
Mister Duck welcomes the morning sun...
Greedy....
Greedy....
Portrait of an old,  very temperamental lady-cat
Portrait of an old, very temperamental lady-cat
Morning beauty and grooming routine
Morning beauty and grooming routine
Vis-à-vis...
Vis-à-vis...
Blackbird fly...
Blackbird fly...
Busy breakfast...
Busy breakfast...
Soccer cow....
Soccer cow....
Eye contact....
Eye contact....
Are you really sure the lake over there?...
Are you really sure the lake over there?...
The mysterious and patient philosophy in a cow’s glance
The mysterious and patient philosophy in a cow’s glance
Phlegmatic horse in the morning sun ...
Phlegmatic horse in the morning sun ...
Swiss panda
Swiss panda
Have you ever felt reproached by a serious cat?
Have you ever felt reproached by a serious cat?
Pink overdose...
Pink overdose...
Is this the dawning of the age of Capricorn????
Is this the dawning of the age of Capricorn????
Curiosity Kills the Cat....
Curiosity Kills the Cat....
Is there anyone who can lend me a handkerchief?
Is there anyone who can lend me a handkerchief?
Free, wild and gracious....
Free, wild and gracious....
All in the family....
All in the family....
Unconscious loneliness of a heron
Unconscious loneliness of a heron
Incognito...Noblesse Oblige
Incognito...Noblesse Oblige
Look what I have found!
Look what I have found!
This is not  a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
This is not a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Blowing in the wind
Blowing in the wind
The cat who dreamed to be a fox in an autumn forest
The cat who dreamed to be a fox in an autumn forest
Tired old horse
Tired old horse
Let's have a drink together!
Let's have a drink together!
Chase with  onlooker
Chase with onlooker
Turbo-duck
Turbo-duck
Anarchic young cow...gasp...he's a bull!
Anarchic young cow...gasp...he's a bull!
Lake water on the rocks!
Lake water on the rocks!
Cat in the sun
Cat in the sun
Aquatic pigeon???
Aquatic pigeon???
And the proud little sparrow said....
And the proud little sparrow said....
Tchaikovsky knew they were bad-tempered
Tchaikovsky knew they were bad-tempered
Flying thoughts
Flying thoughts