Frank B. Baiamonte

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Malayan Tigers - Saturday at the San Diego Zoo

Some days things just come together the way they should . . . yesterday at the San Diego Zoo was one of those days.  When I got to the tigers at 9am, Connor was out in the big enclosure, and the sunlight was filtering through the trees at just the right angle.








Connor alternated between napping at the lower window and wandering all over the place.  There were a few times where I had to wait over an hour for something to happen, but it was worth it.  Meanwhile, his younger brothers Cinta and Berani spent most of the day crashed out.  I had to settle for something a bit more abstract with them.


Click here to see a few more pictures of the Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo from Saturday, August 20, 2016.
       

Friday, August 19, 2016

Wondering What Happened To The Guy Who Turned The Rio Olympic Pool Green?

Have you been wondering what happened to the guy who turned the Rio Olympic diving pool green? . . . I think he got a new job . . . at the San Diego Zoo.

     

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Comic-Con International San Diego - 2016

I got a few pictures from Comic-Con in San Diego this year.


You can click here to see them.
     

What Do You Get A Tiger For His Birthday?

It's probably not a question many of us think to ask, but . . . what do you get a full-grown Malayan Tiger for his birthday present.  

Well, food is always good.  In this case, a rather large beef shank.  Maybe to add a bit of excitement you hang it from a supposedly tiger-proof stretchy-bungie-cord-thingy from a company called Aussie Dog Products.  April 2, 2016 was Connor the Malayan Tiger's fifth birthday.




It didn't take long at all for Connor to strip the several pounds of meat from that bone.


Then he decided he would rather chew on the bone in the shade of the tree, so he had to get it off the bungie, or break the supposedly tiger-proof bungie.


To give credit to Aussie Dog Products, it was strong enough to support his 300 lbs. weight while he was swinging from it, but in the end, with enough stretching and leverage by pulling it around the tree, he was able to snap it and take his bone where he wanted it.


I think this is about where I overheard a keeper say something  like "well, there goes a few hundred dollars".


Click here to see a few more pictures of Connor the Malayan Tiger from the San Diego Zoo on his fifth birthday, April 2, 2016.
      

Friday, July 15, 2016

Flower

I ran across this at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park this morning.

     

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Peacock

Peacocks can be quite territorial, and will definitely let you know when they think you are intruding into their territory.  This guy was coming straight towards me, and was less than 2 feet away when I decided that I didn't want to see if he could scratch the front element of my lens.


       

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Landscapes in Black & White

I recently got some new software and thought I might convert a few older landscape photos I had into black & white, to see how it worked.

First up, Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana.


Next, Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia.


Finally, 17 Palms Oasis, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California.


       

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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.