This picture of a Python wrapped
round a boy seems to making a lot of rounds on some Nigerian sites and people
have condemned the scenario saying its inhuman and flagrant child abuse. This
means that they all had a bias towards what they saw.
Of course that's what the
photography was meant to achieve...to shock people who view it into believing
that National Geographic catches wildlife scenes live.
But what if this photo was faked?
most people didn't think about
that on these sites.
This photo looks obviously staged
on a number of counts:
· The Python could have been a dead one
wrapped round the boy's leg
· Notice the way the boy is holding onto
the Python...it looks more like he's supporting it rather than struggling with
· There were two cameramen - the one
filming the boy and the one that took the photo. The cameraman seems to be
deliberately kept out of view.
· The picture is no doubt an Ad that
applies the use of photography which speaks for the National Geographic brand.
If you visit sites like
come across a lot of photography staged for the shock and attention
So if you think this was the
capturing of child abuse in action...take a look again!