Don’t make eye contact…

Technically not the best exposure.. but I love this shot! The fish in the African section of Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom always mesmerize me. I easily could stop and stare for hours…just watch out for the ducks! 🙂

Have a great weekend everybody! Any big photography plans??

Last week’s weekly challenge: Hands

I’m a bit behind in these weekly challenges, but I assume no one will hold it against me 🙂 The “hands” challenge was a tough one. What I learned from this challenge is that I don’t like the look of hands in photos. I guess I’m not a hands photographer. So, I took it another route… Let me know what you think!

Up a tree….

While at the zoo on the weekend, we were followed by birds of all kinds after our popcorn. The peacocks were traveling in pairs around the whole park and zoo area. This one decided just to camp out up in a tree, calling out to his friends. Making a most interesting noise that I can’t even describe. What I found fascinating about this bird in a tree was how his long tail feathers blended it with the pine needles and branches! I had never noticed how well they can camouflage those beautiful colorful feathers..

Beautiful black bear…

This guy is my favorite animal from the zoo trip yesterday, also one of my favorite shots. He looks like a very thoughtful bear.. This guy was rescued from a circus, so he is used to people staring at him! He was just hanging out on a beautiful day…

A belated weekly challenge: Blue…..

Took Lucy to the zoo for the first time today. It was so much fun, even though she wasn’t really impressed. (She’s only 11 months old and teething, so not too many smiles, but we got a few!) So, I took the opportunity to get some shots of the animals at the Popcorn Park Zoo. It is kind of like a retirement home for abused animals. They do a great job giving these special creatures a second chance at a peaceful life. Unfortunately it is in a zoo, but when you read the stories around the zoo you realize these guys are better off where they are now! (For more information, check out the Humane Society website)

A Beautiful Silverback…

Here is another woodsy Florida photo, just not from the wild. This is one of the gorillas in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They have a very large and lush habitat, easily the best enclosure for apes that I have seen in a zoo. I love these guys! I have been there many times, and every time I’m there I spend as much time as I can watching the gorillas interact with each other. It would be amazing to actually see them in the wild one day….