Zoo requires ME to pay a license fee for MY photos! (pics)

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Paul Richman
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Zoo requires ME to pay a license fee for MY photos! (pics)

Below are some of my favorite shots from recent visits to the Denver Zoo. C & C welcome. All except the last 3 are D3 + Nikkor 200 - 400 VR lens, sometimes with the TC 17E II, and mostly at ISO 1600, usually on mono-pod. The clarity and sharpness of this lens is just plain frightening. I LOVE this lens.

The Denver Zoo's policy is to require their written permission for commercial use of photos taken at the zoo. This seems wrong-headed to me. Is it legal? Do they have such legal rights? Do you know of any other zoo with such a policy?

I'm currently negotiating fees with them. Their normal fee is $250 PER PHOTO for me to have the right to sell MY zoo images in my gallery. YIKES!

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