Pandas look much as you’d expect in UV, but I really like how the bamboo is so reflective.
When you convert UV to black and white, it looks a lot like every other black and white photo.
At Whipsnade, they just let these guys wander around wherever.
I gather the UK has different rules for zoos.
I don’t know whether to be upset that the sloth bear isn’t hanging upside or impressed at the laziness of not bothering to climb a tree to do so.
I don’t know why the Indian rhinos in the UK have better colouring than those in the US, but they certainly do.
“Fühlt nicht durch dich Sarastro
So bist du meine Tochter nimmermehr.
Verstossen sei auf ewig,
Verlassen sei auf ewig,
Zertrümmert sei’n auf ewig
Alle Bande der Natur
Wenn nicht durch dich!
Sarastro wird erblassen!
Hört der Mutter Schwur!”
You may think this is a violation of the “no straws at the zoo” policy, but it snot.
Mothers get exhausted too.
This goat is two hours old.
Being born is exhausting.
Elk wondering if every generation is actually right about the impending end of the world and each subsequent generation doesn’t notice because they grew up in the former generation’s apocalyptic wasteland thinking that was normal.
This gorilla believes you need more practice crafting excuses for late work and is patiently waiting to remind you that the dates in the syllabus are invariant.
After rolling for initiative, the bear attacks first.
It can be hard to focus the camera on nocturnal animals, but I think I’m getting better.
The zoo’s sign states:
“Kelang has been at the Gladys Porter Zoo since the year 2000. This exhibit is her home. Even though she doesn’t look as good as she did many years, she is as happy as a very old bear can be.”
The zoo has to say this because the “keep them in the wild” people not only don’t understand just how little “wild” there is left on this planet, but would rather animals die young, in pain, from illness and injury, than live out their lives in relative comfort.
Gorillas don’t have issues with long international flights either.
Being hot weather creatures, on cool days, the dama gazelle will appear to deflate.
Though most of us eat them quickly, the truly patient can be greatly rewarded for allowing their apples to hatch.
I was pretty excited to see these hogs in Texas as I’d never seen this species before.
of course, a few months later I just happened to stumble across the same species in the London Zoo.
Sometimes you capture a great moment with the wrong lens.
Sometimes it works out anyway.