We went on Friday, December 2nd. It was a cool day, but the sun made an appearance or two throughout our visit. The best part was that zoo wasn't busy at all. There wasn't a school bus in the parking lot! A perfect day to take our time and get some shots of some amazing, beautiful animals.
I used my telephoto lens so I could fill the frame with the rhino.
|Click on the picture to see even larger. I love the detail of its tiny teeth.|
|A guinea fowl. Looks like a cross between a decorative throw pillow, a turkey and a dinosaur with a crested head!|
|This bird was staring me down!|
|Mother and Infant having a nap ~ much like how I used to nap with my own children...|
UPDATE: On December 15th, Brytne, the 13 year old Sumatran tiger died after an altercation with her intended mate Harimau Kayu. An unfortunate end to what everyone was hoping to be a joyous outcome... a new little of tigers for a critically endangered species.
I feel very fortunate to have been able to photograph Brytne before her passing.
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