Conan O’ Brien responds to the stuffed anteater scandal with more faked wildlife pictures

May 3, 2018

Chad Verzosa

Chad Verzosa is a freelance writer and photographer currently based in Florida. When not traveling, he likes to spend his time printing pictures in the darkroom.

Conan O’ Brien responds to the stuffed anteater scandal with more faked wildlife pictures

May 3, 2018

Chad Verzosa

Chad Verzosa is a freelance writer and photographer currently based in Florida. When not traveling, he likes to spend his time printing pictures in the darkroom.

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Just a few days ago, Brazilian photographer Marcio Cabral was disqualified from the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition when it was found out that he placed a stuffed animal in his winning image. The scandal has since gained a lot of attention that even Conan O’ Brien discussed it on his late night show.

Called The Night Raider, Cabral’s photo shows an anteater feeding on a glowing termite mound in a Brazilian nature park. After anonymous sources expressed doubts about the picture’s authenticity, National History Museum immediately launched an investigation. It turns out that the anteater in the image appeared to have been the same taxidermied animal on display at the same park.

The Night Raider by Marcio Cabral

Of course, it comes as no surprise that O’Brien would make fun of the whole event. Apart from The Night Raider, the late night show host also revealed “other famous photos Cabral has taken.” They included a “wild mustang standing proudly in the wilderness,” which happens to be a pink pony, and a  shark attacking a cargo ship.

We’ve seen a fair share of disgraced photographers getting disqualified for cheating. However, this particular scandal has to be one of the most embarrassing. If anything, it certainly serves as a reminder that it’s always a bad idea to cheat in a prestigious photo contest.

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4 responses to “Conan O’ Brien responds to the stuffed anteater scandal with more faked wildlife pictures”

  1. Duane Emmerson Avatar
    Duane Emmerson

    I like this, it shows My Little Pony in the wild, where they live a mainly solitary life. Great capture.

  2. rifki syahputra Avatar
    rifki syahputra

    nature you’re so scary..

  3. Dunja0712 Avatar
    Dunja0712

    Hahaha this made my day!
    I think flamingos in the snow are my favorite! :D

  4. Jake Traynor Avatar
    Jake Traynor

    Timothy Neillbrilliant