San Diego Zoo

Earlier this week, we bought our season passes to Sea World and the San Diego Zoo/Wild Animal Park.  Today, we took our daughter to the Zoo.  Next weekend is her birthday, and we will be taking her to Sea World.  The Wild Animal Park has a photo caravan tour that I can't wait to do! If I got some really good today, I can only imagine the ones I will get on that tour!

I have so many that I want to share, that I think I will split them into 2 different posts.  Hope thats okay!  There are so many that I just fell in love with.  These are my best zoo photos so far.

It felt so good to get behind my camera.  I have felt so detached from it.  My husband joked that he would sleep on the couch so I could snuggle with the camera tonight.  Silly man!  I even used my new monopod.  Which I LOVE!  And I know will come in very handy next week at Sea World.

I could have stayed for hours at a few of the exhibits.  The giraffes were one of them.  They were magically beautiful and graceful.  Maybe next time we will try to do a feeding.  I think for $5 you can feed them 3 pieces of food.  They were just so pretty and so close up - I think that was the more surprising part.

The gorillas were so funny.  I missed a few good shots for not being in the right spot at the right time.  We even got to witness an almost fight between two of them.  But the big man in charge snipped it in the rear right away.  He was magnificent, just huge, old, and very much in charge that was very obvious just by looking at him.  We even got to see some zebras fighting. One even reared back with both legs to kick the other right in the face.  It was such a sight.  I have never seen that up close like that before.  Course the zebras gave much more of a show in other ways.  :P


Liz said...

i LOVE the elephant picture - so beautiful. can't wait to see the rest!

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SKnights Art Photography said...

Great photos! Love the Koala, too :)

laura evans/photography said...

the koala is gorgeous (i feel like he looks right now) ... & i'm so jealous you get to go to the zoo. can't wait to see what else comes from your visits. said...

Love the Zebras...what a special shot!!! We were just talking about Zebra's the other night and why you can't ride them????

readingsully2 said...

I love to photograph animals more than anything. These are lovely shots. Thanks for joining my blog...I just signed up for yours too.

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