Photo of the Week – Once More I Am Betrayed

A captive owl tries to fly away

I like this shot – it doesn’t pretend to be anything. It’s what it is … a captive owl’s failed attempt to escape. It is symbolic and representative and I think it works really well in monochrome. I even like the blur – it’s indicative of the speed and strength of the attempted escape – the tension in the rope is testament to this.

I guess it could be quite a depressing shot too – such a wonderful bird tethered up for man’s pleasure. It says a lot about wildlife conservation and education, and causes the viewer to ponder the scene and circumstance.

That’s why it is my photo of the week.

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