Humor: A Curious Goat-Antelope and a Chimping Photographer

Russian wildlife photographer Igor Shpilenok captured this perfect Kodak moment of another shooter at a reserve in Kabardino-Balkaria. It humorously illustrates the dangers of chimping too much — stare too much at the back of your camera and you might miss a great photo opportunity!

In Kabardino-Balkaria Reserve [Shpilenok via Reddit]

P.S. In case you’re wondering, that photobomber is a Caucasian tur, a type of mountain-dwelling goat-antelope. Here’s an Animal Planet clip about it.

  • Samcornwell

    He’s got all the gear but absolutely no idea.

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    who says he’s chimping? he might be changing setting or whatever. I also hate the term “chimping”.

  • Michael Zhang

    Haha. It’s just a bit of lighthearted humor to start off the work week :)

  • pieefi

    mmm maybe he is chimping because he is a pure and only landscape photographer :-)

  • Chris Popely

    Jesus, find your sense of humor…

  • muddyclouds

    “Don’t dare posting that picture of me on facebook, I’ll hunt you down and use my horns..”

  • Syuaip

    “C’mon, Dude.. Shoot me already…”

  • muddyclouds

    “Hmm.. You should probably consider changing lens to something a little shorter..”

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    yes, terribly sorry, i’ll just ROFL all over the place to please you? …. To start with I wasn’t complaining, moaning or in a bad mood whatsoever – it was just a comment. The term ‘chimping’ is usually used in a derogative way – I was just posting my response to that.

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  • West Cobb Photographer

    “I want to eat that hat”

  • photosforus

    When you’re ROFL I hope you have the camera glued to your face, you might miss something! HAHA!

  • Richard Ford

    That has a certain humour to it. No copy editors about?

  • Richard Ford

    He probably has a bit of sand stuck in his vagina still. A bad itch can make someone very irritable.

  • frizztext

    goat model, waiting for the shooting …

  • misomosi in the biz

    I think it’s a set-up but funny anyway