I totally agree with this thread so far. Caged and restrained animals are sad creatures. Who do we presume to be, when we assume we can treat them this way? We have to ask ourselves: "how would I like it if I had to be in his place?" A loaded question most will strive to avoid or rationalize.
So true that wildlife photography is infinitely more challenging and rewarding in every way.
Wow! Tack sharp with major drama in the colors and POV. Awesome!