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The Shearing

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 3 June 2012 in Animal & Insect.

They had their front and hind legs tied. They made an awful crying noise and definitely were not happy! The shearing only lasted a few minutes. The fiber is collected in bags and will then be shipped out for dyeing and made into yarn.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Universe from Tehran, Iran

Lovely shot. Well done !!!
Good luck.

3 Jun 2012 5:36am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très très belle scène de tonte de moutons sueprbe la belle laine.
belle journée

3 Jun 2012 5:54am

l'angevine from Angers, France

je n'aime pas ces scènes car j'ai l'impression qu'il souffrre

3 Jun 2012 6:50am

Chris Pereira from San Francisco, California, United States

wow that's really cool, as a city dweller, I've never seen anything like this.

3 Jun 2012 7:13am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

introducing Shawn the alpaca

3 Jun 2012 7:27am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Very nice action shot. Love the Series.

3 Jun 2012 7:28am

Florence from Paris, France

Definitely not happy at all !

3 Jun 2012 9:13am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is a fine shot, and I've learned so much about Alpacas from the last few pages.

3 Jun 2012 9:21am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific documentary image Elaine

3 Jun 2012 9:28am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well captured

3 Jun 2012 10:17am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Oh, what a weird scene ... and super documentary shot .

3 Jun 2012 1:14pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very interesting capture... Poor fellow, I hope it didn't take too long because I don't think he liked it ! Have a lovely sunday :)

3 Jun 2012 1:53pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine action shot showing us the actual shearing. Well done.

3 Jun 2012 3:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You captured an emotional image. I felt sad looking at it, then sadder when I read how the alpaca was reacting. I am guessing the process is not painful.

3 Jun 2012 7:51pm

@Ruthiebear: It is like getting a haircut. I think they are more scared than anything. I would be scared too. I didn't like how they were making these crying sounds.

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très belle photo de cette tonde!! bon cadrage

3 Jun 2012 7:56pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great documented photo of this event ~ you can see the concern on everyone's face ~ great photo!

3 Jun 2012 8:41pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super frame

4 Jun 2012 7:44am

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Poor dears, it must be traumatic for them. You've really captured an intense moment Elaine... I am looking at all the expressions on the observer's faces.... the guy bending over must be a vet in case anything unforseen happens. The process is so well documented in this photo, I enjoyed the peek at another way of life. Very nice!

4 Jun 2012 5:41pm