The zoo is not close to our house. It made no sense for me to return home after dropping her off. So I spent several days just hanging around the zoo by myself with the camera. I am the kind of person who could spend hours observing animals. When I go to the zoo with my young child, I don't get the opportunity.
And, hubby usually has the camera. This week, I've had the chance to indulge myself - in more ways than one. I loved it. I spent a lot of time with SB's favorite animals:
Such gorgeous creatures! Also got some good shots of other big cats: a baby Amur leopard and a baby jaguar:
I think what strikes me most about the big cats is their eyes. Of course, there are plenty of other animals at the zoo. And I took 400+ photographs of them. Here are a few of my favorites:
After being out in the heat, walking around basically nonstop all day for several days, I was tuckered out. Hubby asked if I planned to, "park myself" someplace at any point during the week.
I went to a state park not far from the zoo that isn't very crowded. It was a beautiful day. The sea breeze was blowing. The ocean was calm; the water temperature perfect.
Totally made up for the close to two-hour daily round trip drive all week.