Sorry for the sudden barrage of journals, but this is just too fantastic not to share. Any of you who have looked at the profile information on my page have seen that my favorite artist is Mitsuaki Iwago. Really a fantastic wildlife photographer any way you slice it. He has a gritty style that doesn't gussy up the natural world or try to make wild animals into the cute cuddly things you see so often in zoo photos. He shows it like it is. Sometimes it's cute, sometimes it's brutal, and most of the time, it just takes your breath away. He specializes in African wildlife, lions in particular, and I'd say the vast, vast majority of my favorite wildlife photos are his.
So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across an archive 560 images long of his photography today while searching for lion photos. I almost died and went to heaven. If the images were in higher resolution, I might have.
Do yourself a huge favor and go check out what wildlife photography is supposed to be - Visit the gallery by heading over to the National Geographic Creative archives and running a search for "mitsuaki iwago minden pictures". And then enjoy.