I don’t think it really matters whether an animal photo comes from the wild or the
animal is in confinement. An animal has a certain dignity either way. They are at
the top of their evolution, just as we are. They have been around a lot longer. They
have capabilities and sensitivities that we can only guess at. All we can do is respect
them, not eat them, and not expect them to conform to our expectations. I love photographing
them. Sometimes they smile for me.