Best Photos from Morocco: Animals

Thursday, January 21, 2010 | Morocco (map)

Catnap in a cactus (Essaouira, Morocco)
Animals are some of my favorite subjects. Though they don't sit quite as still as buildings, they're nonetheless far easier to shoot than humans. As living, breathing beings, animals often give viewers the same sense of warmth that a photo of a person can give.

In addition, animals are wonderful subjects for travel photography, because they can lend a photograph such a vivid sense of place. To most viewers, no image evokes the Middle East as immediately as that of a camel. Show us a kangaroo and we think Australia, a lion East Africa, or a bison the plains of North America.

Wildlife in Morocco is limited, but I managed to snap a few good shots of animals—both wild and domestic—throughout the year:

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