Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibit in the Natural History Museum in London this year, as usual, doesn’t fail to impress. As long as you don’t go in after 5 PM and find yourself being violently shouted at and almost thrown out of the museum as soon as the clock strikes the closing time (5:45 by the way..) you should be fine.
The images are all impressive, but I couldn’t fail to notice that as on TV, violence and agression appear far more than sex. There’re practically no images of sex but several depicting hunting, fighting, killing and eating a prey. Sure enough, killing to eat is natural, but so is having sex to reproduce, isn’t it? Perhaps the images of sex just don’t cut it artistically? I wouldn’t know, you so rarely see them at the exhibits.
The only sex-related activities depicted in some of the images are the ones where males fight to assert dominance in order to attract females. It seems sex can only make it if it somehow involves violence..
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