Even though this group of young pigs was very active at the time I shot this (pigs are remarkably intelligent and curious), this photo came out looking very poignant and somehow introspective, as if this oinker knows he's ending up in a sandwich.
Gitch's Funny Farm, Hill, NH
Why it's in the best of 2010 - for the above reasons and because it was kind of a grabshot that spoke volumes after I got it home. I didn't intend to make this a serious picture since pigs are not serious subjects - they're boisterous and curious and don't stay still for long at this age. I think it's a testament to my skills as a photographer that I could bring out such a change of emotion in the final shot. A few years ago, I probably wouldn't have been able to.
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