Sunday, September 3, 2006

Our Trip to the Zoo, Part 5

Poor zebra, he's so bored. He longs to be free to roam the zoo, buy a pretzel and get his picture taken by someone who'll charge him $20 a print. Mr. Z, you don't know how good you've got it.
The Flamingos were great. They're housed with the ducks, who are very raucous neighbors. They were making all kinds of noise, chasing eachother and occasionally running into these pink birds.
This third one reminded Janet of a vaccuum cleaner as he continued to drag his beak accross the pond's floor. I like the ripplage in this picture.
Thus concludes my series of zoo pics.

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Saturday, September 2, 2006

Our Trip to the Zoo, Part 4

This is the daddy panda. The panda exhibit kind of bugged me, not because of the signs that said we had to be quiet, but because of the way it is formatted. Instead of being able to walk up to the panda habitat, guests have to walk through a line. An unecessarily long line. The line was dragged outside of the exhibit, and when we finally got inside the exhibit we saw that the congestion was caused by stupid people. These people would wait to get as close to the pandas as they possibly could, whip out their $500+ cameras and spend minutes taking pictures. In a normal exhibit that's understandable to me, but this was a line. Lines are meant to move; click, click and you're done! Now I know their cameras are great and all, but come on! These people weren't satisfied with one or two great shots, oh no. They had to get every moment of cuteness these pandas could squeeze out. I was extremely lucky to get this second picture of the baby panda about to pick his teeth or his nose with his lunch!
The third picture is of a sunburned Me on a reflective polar bear stature. I don't know if you could tell, but staying on that bear was not an easy task.
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