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Camera Canon EOS 7D; Focal Length 70mm; Shutter Speed 1/60 sec; Aperture f/5.6; ISO/Film 1250
Taz the Tasmanian Devil – Island of Tazmania – Gerd Kainz
When I was a kid the only thing that I knew about Tasmanian Devils was learned from Taz the Tasmanian devil in cartoons. Thanks to Gerd Kainz we get to see a Tasmanian devil up close and personal without the fear of being eaten. Gerd Kainz is an outstanding photographer from Mondsee, Austria. His wide range of beautiful photography can be found here. http://500px.com/catweasle
Most People probably know Taz the Tasmanian devil from the Looney Tune cartoons. I took this shot in Tasmania. It’s the only place in the world where you can find Tasmanian devils in the wild. The population is decreasing so there are not so many left. They are on the verge of extinction. One of my wishes since I’m a child was to visit Australia. Finally I went there in February this year and one of the highlights was the journey to the island of Tasmania.
When I took the shot I had to be really fast, because the devils had just made a kill and were fighting for their meal. I took my 70-300mm zoom lens, switched my camera to continuous shooting. I tried to follow the running devils and made a couple of shots. This one was the best because you can see how the devil snarls and defends his food against the others. On this day, it was very cloudy so I had to work with a quite high ISO-setting. The result was a shutter speed of 1/60s what was hardly enough to freeze the movement of the very fast animals. After I saw the picture on the display I was happy to get this moment.
Focal Length 70mm
Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
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