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Way Out of Africa
Photograph by Karen Kasmauski

Giraffes roaming near the foot of Mount Fuji? Zebras, bongos, and lions too? They’re among the marquee attractions at Fuji Safari Park, which was built by a Japanese industrialist who had gone on safari near Mount Kilimanjaro and returned to Japan enthralled by Africa’s wildlife. While his ersatz safari is oceans away from the real thing, it provides photo ops you won’t get on the plains of Africa: Not far from the giraffes prowl an American black bear and a Siberian tiger.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Provia 100F
Lens: 80-200 zoom Nikon f/4.5-5.6
Speed and F-Stop: 1/300 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Clouds with some sun
Time of Day: Mid-afternoon
Lighting Techniques: N/A

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