Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Elephants, Tigers and Bears! Oh My!

When I took my first photography class in high school, we took a field trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo. That was about 20 years ago (yeek!) and I still have some matted photos from that trip.

So what did I really want to do when I got a schweet new camera for Christmas? Go to the Zoo!

Fortunately, the Pittsburgh Zoo is open 362 days a year and the weather on Monday was pretty darn good. So I went to the zoo! And shot over 200 photos! Here are a very few of my favorites, and a slightly larger Flickr photoset is online.

Tigers snoozing in the sun

Bears hibernating

Cute baby elephants!

This really freaked out one of the (human) moms near me
“NO, I WILL NOT take a picture of THAT!”

And as for the Zoo's baby leopard (born in May, he's the first exhibit as you walk in)?

Yeah, I’m cute…

… Just don’t mess with my Pooh Bear!


Bezzie said...

My fave is the baby elephant and the elephants making baby elephants!

Yvonne said...

I thought that was the baby Amur tiger Billy Ray?? I am confused.

SJ said...

Oooh, the baby elephant! So fuzzy!