Pet photography can make a good variation in my travel activities. It’s not a priority, but sometimes, when I see these cute animals I just cannot ignore them 🙂
I know pets are precious friends and they can get quite close to our heart. But because we travel we don’t have any. In order to surmount this inconvenience, I take photos of other people’s pets 🙂 It’s a great opportunity to approach pet owners and make friends. The fun is on both sides. Most of the time I photograph them outside using the natural light. I also like to snap them when doing what they like to do, rather than constraining them in a studio. * I don’t do studio photography anyway 🙂 This is just part of my travel experience…
While living in a small Wild-West village in Arizona, my neighbor had a horse and a goat as pets. Really nice cute animals. The female horse was especially friendly and attached to her owner. I called this shot bellow “a friendly kiss” 🙂
I’m not sure how many of the horses from my travels could be considered pets, so I’ll jump to the next category.
Dogs are my favorite pets, and I like to photograph them in natural conditions too. This one for instance is Tail, the Golden Retriever. He was fetching a stick in a pond, and I captured the scene. I actually made a previous post about this.
Another time I saw this little white cutie playing in the snow in Ontario, Canada:
Oh, dogs are cute, aren’t they… 🙂
Look at this poor little one. It was at the barbecue festival in Ottawa, Canada, and the smoke and smell of grilled meat was all around. Sadly, this dog got only water instead – sometimes I don’t really understand dog owners… 🙁 I couldn’t help him, but I took a shot…
But dogs definitely need to drink water, especially on a torrid day of summer in Madrid, Spain:
One more cutie to go. I couldn’t resist snapping this one in Germany. It was looking so comfy in a portable puppy seat.. Well, some pet owners find and buy the most incredible things for their puppies 🙂
Cats are not on my list of favorites, but occasionally I think they can make good shots. I found this lazy selfish one in a hotel lobby in Panama. She occupied the whole front desk, without any resentments 🙂
Pet birds are not on my favorite list of photography either. This is not because of them, but because the way some owners treat them. It was just incredible to see this cardinal bird kept in a cage in Mexico.
One of my favorite bird image is this colorful parrot in Mexico, pet of a photographer. He was helping his owner who was taking tourist portraits on the beach as a business. The tourists were holding this beautiful tropical bird to get a souvenir photo. The parrot was treated very nicely and was very friendly too. Lucky me to be able to get close up and make my first ever shot of this kind! 🙂 You can see more images in my “Parrots are cute” post on my GiftSmart Web site.
Oh, yeah… reptiles can be pets too 🙂
Here is one giant Iguana, pet of the Tulum Mayan Site, Mexico, for the delight of the tourists.
… and these cute turtles were pets at Palenque Mayan Site park in Chiapas, Mexico
Some of these pictures are available as art prints in my FAA collection