In some areas of the zoo, flash is banned. This is because most people don’t know how to use flash, so they wind up blinding everyone in and out of the exhibit with a full power flash when maybe a 1/64 power is all that’s needed. I don’t always follow the signs banning flash, but I am very careful to obey when kids could be watching. It turns out that sometimes you don’t need anyway.
This shot was made by carefully bracing myself against the glass trying to keep as still as possible. Flash would have helped turn this shot from one that is just okay to one that would be quite good.