Thursday, May 20, 2010

Zoo! Take one

On Good Friday this year, Danielle and I went to the zoo. After some traffic from hell (half the city of Pittsburgh evidently had the same idea as we had) and a catastrophe averted in the parking lot when I dropped my $500 zoom lens onto the concrete (thank goodness for filters!) we managed to get into the zoo. I hadn't been to the zoo in at least a decade, and I had a blast. Took a ton of pictures too, so I figure I'd post a few entries with some of my favorites.

Kitty!



There were two rhinos and I thought they were going to fight each other, but no such luck:


Another kitty! It was hot out, and they all seemed to be napping:



This one has been my desktop background for a few weeks now:



I am fairly impressed with how this one turned out, since I couldn't actually see over the fence I just stuck my camera up in the air and snapped a few pictures:



Giraffe!




It's looking right at me!


Black bear with an itchy back:



This probably isn't the best picture I got of the elephants, but it's the best one I got with the baby elephant. Which was one of the cutest things. Ever.



I really like this picture, except for that annoying glare from the plexiglass we had to look through.



And one last polar bear pic!


Okay, that's enough for now. I will probably do another two entries of just pictures. I'm sure I could do one entry from the aquarium alone, plus another one for the monkeys and some other random pictures. Those ones will be up soon, and then some reviews are on the way!

15 comments:

Christian said...

Omg awesome! I love the baby elephant and polar bear XD So cute!

west street sith said...

Any Rodents at the Zoo?

M.A.VARGAS said...

These are so awesome! I love the pictures of the marine life, especially the seahorses.

CarlyCrosby said...

Great polar bear pics! That zoo trip looked fun! I just am blog surfing and liked your blog! Good luck with taking more pictures this warm season! Photography is awesome!

Maria said...

You got really good pictures. I like the last one from the aquarium, such beautiful colors.

Doug Bennett said...

I love animals, and your pictures are awesome! As a recovering scuba instructor I especially enjoyed the aquarium pics. Have a great day!

Concerned Patriot said...

You took some good pictures. The pittsburgh zoo looks interesting. This girl's blog who I am following does reviews of all kinds of zoos and I think you all will be interested. It's zoozooreview.blogspot.com

Lischen said...

wonderful pics!! :)

Manda3941 said...

These are some great photos

johny said...

they are simply amazing pics

Victoria said...

Great pictures!

TheOxygenJunkie said...

I love your photography! The one of the polar bear mid flight was spectacular. I wish I could go to the arctic and see wild bears, but then they wouldn't be as wild would they? If you get bored taking amazing photos, drop me a line at www.thelunaticshavetakenovertheasylum.blogspot.co.uk

Rohan Paxton said...

wow. i love wild animals! you have really done a cool work!

michael calamas said...

Wow, I love the picture of the lion, thats awesome! What camera do you use?

Linda Walker said...

10 years you have to the zoo which is a long time, huh, go back and see what you can get. Amazing is not it? friv juegos