I like this picture not only for the monkeys but for how they're framed in the shot.
Is she getting a little tongue action?
The great lover.
What's not to love?!
Bees on Bird of Paradise collecting pollen. I caught one in flight.
I slowed down the shutter speed so that the coaster would blur adding the feeling of speed to the photo.
Another great expression.
Dragon Fly resting.
I love this picture. The colors are vibrant and the pattern created by the fencing adds dimension to the picture.
The pictures that follow are from our second trip to the Lowry Park Zoo. I'm using a Canon Zoom Lens EF 70-200mm. The little turtle above rapidly followed the zoo keeper as she entered his enclosure (probably assuming it was feeding time). Before she left she gave him a gentle head rub.
The white tigress playing in the water with a beer keg.
Wallowing in rhino love.
A bearded pig. Quite the ugly fellow.
A bearded pig.
This pic is for Darryl who loves the idea of kayaking in Florida, but is troubled by the thought of these beasts sharing the river with him.
Just amazingly beautiful!
Close-up of a second bald eagle.
A nesting pair of Little Blue Herons. The following birds, with one exception, were not caged.
A Little Blue Heron and her baby chicks.
Baby Little Blue Herons.
Waiting for mother to return with some food.
Making itself larger to scare off a rival bird.
Another view of a nesting pair of little blue herons.
Where's mom? I'm hungry!
I live this shot.
A nesting Roseate Spoonbill. The chicks are in the nest but never raised their heads while we were there. I could only catch occasional glimpses of their feathers.
Roseate Spoonbill. The nest is above the alligator cage, so you can guess what happens if one of the chicks falls out of the nest.
Roseate Spoonbill up close. This one was in a cage. The fencing disappears when the camera focuses on the bird. You can still see traces of the fence in the background.
Chimp drinking from a hose.
A male Orangutan hiding from the sun. The mother and their baby were in a hammock nearby. I never captured the baby in a pic, but Mark did. See his site for his view of the zoo.