"People have always been interested in animals. Very early in the history of civilization hunters tracked down and domesticated the animals of their own surroundings. These remote peoples also listened eagerly to travelers from far places who told of strange beasts they had seen and even stranger ones they had only heard about."
Historia Naturalis of C. Plinius Secundus
(Pliny The Elder)
This Collection Of Photographs Represents
The Author's Current (and Recent)
Animals Including The Exotic
And The Mundane.