Saturday, 23 January 2010
In Search of Red Riding Hood
The Storybook Wolf won Jose Luis Rodriguez the 2009 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. That is until a few days ago when he was disqualified for probably using "a model", a tame wolf called Ossian who lives at a zoological park near Madrid.
I don't doubt for a moment that this is a staged photo involving a cunning combination of an obliging Ossian and a sprinkling of digital fairy dust. But frankly I don't care. It is the stuff of nightmares where hungry wolves leap farmyard fences in search of a tasty morsel, a plump and succulent little girl all clad in red...