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#1 gagan

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 12:33 PM

Is it ok for us to take selfies while dangerous animals are around inside a national park?

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:50 PM

Safety wise? Or based on the opinion of others?


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 02:33 AM

Were you thinking about the selfie stick protruding from the vehicle?  Or maybe just holding the camera at arm's length, but again protruding from the vehicle.  In that case I'd say no, so as not to attract the animal's attention and cause it to take a swipe.  Or so you don't frighten it off.

 

I heard a story about a guide in Kenya pointing something out to a guest with a long tse tse swatter.  The story goes that the lion he was pointing at had been shot at by a gun in the past and took offense and lunged at the car through the window.  All parties escaped intact.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:10 AM

@egilio I only just noticed your avatar is a selfie with a beautiful spotty. I can't decide which is the more handsome :)
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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:36 AM

If the animals are actually dangerous then the answer would be the same as "Is it okay to take selfies standing on a cliff?" The answer is that it is more OK than doing it standing on the Autobahn to Berlin while listening to Keaftwerk at high volume but unless you do them with the required degree of irony you are at grave risk of being considered "gauche" by anyone observing you - especially if the pose involves any exaggerated body movements or hand signals. For some, being stomped by an angry bull elephant might be preferable to the derision of the twittersphere that could follow.

I hope that comprehensively answers your question.
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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:43 AM

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For example, I had to change my name and physical appearance (shedding the muscle was tough!) after tweeting this from a recent trip to India. People are just so judgmental..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 03:11 AM

  • you would get better composition by asking someone else to take the photo
  • if you are using a phone as a camera it would be better to use a selfie stick adjusted down to a low length , making it less likely that you would drop it outside the vehicle

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 05:47 PM

Sometime people protrude out of the vehicle to take selfie when they see big cats in the park .
Sometimes they catch a nasty baboon somewhere outside and click pictures with it ..
I think these are highly dangerous activities which could be fatal sometimes.
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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:12 PM

Sometime people protrude out of the vehicle to take selfie when they see big cats in the park .
Sometimes they catch a nasty baboon somewhere outside and click pictures with it ..
I think these are highly dangerous activities which could be fatal sometimes.

agreed

 

@pault you and the tiger are in fine form!


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