If you've ever lived in (or been to) a developing suburb, you may have experienced something like this: You go out into your backyard to discover a deer eating your mother's flowers. You attempt to chase it away, getting within just a few feet, but it just stares, blinks and resumes eating — as if your presence is a mere disturbance to an otherwise peaceful dining experience.
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Or, if you've ever been camping, you may have been surprised by strangely aloof animals that allow you to come unexpectedly close to them, and they may even solicit for food. Domesticated, a photo series and new book by Amy Stein, explores these encounters between humans and animals in the "wild."
Her book won the best book award at the 2008 New York Photo Festival and was featured at this year's LOOK3 photo festival. To view more photos from the series, check out Stein's Web site.