Lazy Perambulation through the Zoo

15 Mar

Just recovering from a bad bout of the flu, I enjoyed a sunny afternoon moseying through the St. Louis Zoo. Here are a few shots. I love having a 55-300mm zoom lens. I continue to practice wildlife photography for my upcoming safari.

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Peccaries are very cute, especially when sleeping all together in a group.

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A pensive gorilla and one who seems annoyed at the noisy zoo visitors.

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This is the first time I’ve ever seen the red panda out and active. There was a standoff between him and the peacock, but they agreed to disagree, and decided they could co-exist.

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An adorable harbor seal enjoying a swim on a sunny day.



13 Responses to “Lazy Perambulation through the Zoo”

  1. lagottocattleya March 15, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    You’re doing well using that lens! I bought one as well this month.

    • Rosemarie March 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

      Thank you. It is crucial for getting good closeups of the animals.

  2. pix & kardz March 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    some great clicks. looking forward to seeing what you capture in Botswana, if these images are any indication. spectacular. that story of the peacock and the red panda came out brilliantly. thanks for sharing.

    • Rosemarie March 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

      Thanks again. I really enjoy photographing animals. If I can get the expression in the eyes, I feel such a connection to them as another living being. Rosemarie

  3. Linda Arthur Tejera March 20, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    Wonderful photos! I must say that one gorilla really is frowning and looks angry about something.

    • Rosemarie March 20, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

      I think the people on this side of the glass were noisy and distracting. He didn’t like it. There are signs all over saying to keep your voices down.

  4. mflahertyphoto March 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    I noticed all the ones you will have a great chance of seeing in the wild soon! They won’t have those bored/sad looks though!

    • Rosemarie March 22, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

      I’m not sure I’d want to get any closer to the leopard.

  5. Angeline M March 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    Great photos, and I agree that focus on the eyes is important to feel connected.

  6. CMFowler May 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Oh boy! If you can get THESE in the zoo…..I can’t wait!!!!

    • Rosemarie May 10, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

      Another blogger has told me that the animals in Africa won’t have the bored look that they have in zoos.

      • CMFowler May 14, 2014 at 3:01 am #

        I have a written a post but haven’t published it yet about a lion that I had such an experience with! I was looking deep into her eyes and the wildness of her eyes was the most beautiful and intense thing I had ever seen. I’m so excited for you!

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