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Posts tagged “Animals

I Went To The Zoo, And…

All the animals hid their faces.     Naw, I just made that up.   Saturday afternoon I had a couple of free hours, but it was the middle of the day, with not a cloud in the sky.  What can you photograph in harsh mid-day light, where the sky is not important?   I gave the zoo a chance.   We actually have a very highly regarded modern zoo in Wichita, and I haven’t been there in a couple of years so it was quite enjoyable.   One of the newer additions is a pair of grizzly bears, which you can actually get quite close to.   The only thing separating them from the people is a big deep trench (which it looks like he could jump, but I guess not.)   This means no fences or railings to shoot through, although if I had a longer lens I might have been able to isolate some nice head shots.   I’m not sure what use photographing animals in zoos serves other than being fun, I suspect true wildlife photographers would look upon this in  disdain.   It was a fun change of pace at least.

A More Noble Pose