I took my son and his friend to the zoo this week on their spring break. Frankly, the pictures I took of the animals weren’t fantastic, as the camera was wearing my 20mm portrait lens (though I got some great photos of the kids). I was able to zoom in on a few and make them work, but my favorite by far is the strutting peacock, who was on the patio of the zoo restaurant and therefore ready for his close up!
The boys checking out the jaguars, who are on the other side of the cage
What’s that, you say? You want to see jaguars? I got jaguars.
See? Blurry and far away. Let’s try the penguin enclosure… wait… that’s not a penguin! Free-loader!
Inside the tropical aviary. Note the boy in the background ducking as some tropical bird dive-bombs his head.
The boys were pretty psyched about the zebras. Not sure why. My ex used to call them “fancy donkeys,” and he’s not far off.
The new Asian Small Clawed Otter pups, though? We went back four times. The little buggers were hard to capture, as they were so damned fast!
They came right up to the plexiglass to interact with the kids. Definition of cuteness.
And as promised: Mr. Peacock.