Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Animals Like You've Never Seen!

As technology continues to improve, it is harder and harder to believe what we see...and we see plenty here at the Francis Beidler Forest Audubon Center. Is the image at the right really an Eastern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus) killing a Brown Water Snake (Nerodia taxispilota)? Yes, however, the images below have been altered by various individuals using PhotoShop software.

Image by Mark Musselman

All of the photo images below can be found at the Worth1000.com website. Type "animals" in the search box in the "Photoshop" section to see the multiple categories of animal image alterations. We like the "Evolution Gone Wild" submissions, since we conduct related activites (Swampy Science Names and Swamp Thing Had It Right) with visiting students. [Drawing by Ricky Covey]

If you're interested in conventional, unaltered photography, visit either of the Audubon South Carolina centers (Francis Beidler Forest or Silver Bluff), especially in the spring, and enter the 2009 photography contest (Mar-Aug). Our 2008 contest winners' images are posted on the webpage.

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