Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day at the zoo

I was going to spend the morning at the zoo today... spent the whole day, instead. I took 350+ pictures. (Actually, I took a whole lot more than that, but lost some... I'll bore you about that later.)

I haven't got photo editing software, my netbook has a pretty bad screen glare, and I'm too lazy to get out of bed and move to the desk where there is proper lighting. So, these are pretty much straight out of the camera shots. I'll fiddle with the rest at home.

I love zebras.

Koala...possibly the cuddliest looking animal around
This guy was born three weeks ago.
His mama gave birth while standing up.
So, he was welcomed to the world by being dropped on his head.

This orangutan was pretty playful:

This guy looked like he had a pretty high opinion of himself. The sunlight seemed to agree.

That's all for now. I walked for 9 hours straight today, and I'm beat.


  1. Great shots!! What camera are you using?

  2. Thanks! It's an Olympus 510, with a telephoto (41-150mm) lens. I treated myself a few years ago, although I haven't learned nearly enough to do it justice.

  3. Janice those are some wonderful pictures! I love the zebra capture and the two shots of the orangutan are priceless. How nice to get treated to photos during your trip!

  4. Love the baby giraffe and the shots are wonderful.