Frank B. Baiamonte

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Comic-Con International 2014 - San Diego

We spent almost all day Saturday in downtown San Diego enjoying the sights and sounds of this year's Comic-Con.  We didn't have tickets to get inside the San Diego Convention Center, but it didn't matter.  Every year there is more and more to see and do in the surrounding area.

The best part of Comic-Con is always the people in costume.

Luckily both Heather and my friend Mitch were with me to explain just who some of these "people" are.  There were a few I just didn't get.

Every time I see this next one I get a bit disoriented.

In addition to watching all the people, there are lots of things to do.  Mitch and I got to shoot pizzas from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza cannon tank, while Mary and Heather got their hair braided.  We all got our heads chopped off by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, and got chased by Godzilla.  Mary, Heather and Mitch all got Hello Kitty tattoos.  I didn't, mostly because I could not find a big enough patch of hairless skin.

These nice ladies were kind enough to give me a Hello Kitty headband, however.

Even Klingons like to take a break for lunch with the family.

The Sharknado people were out there promoting Sharknado 2 - The Second One, which premiers in a few day.  

There were a lot of people out there.  Mostly they were getting along just fine, with a few exceptions.

Click here to see more images Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Two Hippos

I managed to catch both Otis and Funani, the male and female Hippos at the San Diego Zoo, in the same shot the other day.


Tasmanian Devil

I finally got a shot that I liked of one of the Tasmanian Devils at the San Diego Zoo.

Now that I see him up close like this, he doesn't look anything like Taz, the Tasmanian Devil from the old Warner Bros. cartoons.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Aldo and Calli

I've not posted any pictures of Aldo and Calli in while, but they're just as much fun to photograph as the tigers, so here are a few from this weekend.

Aldo was hanging out on the bed in the late afternoon sun.

As soon as Heather came in the room he immediately shifted his attention.

Sometimes he gives me this very suspicious look.

Calli, on the other hand, is infinitely inquisitive. Not much gets past her.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

One Very Relaxed Tiger

Here are a few pictures of Connor, the Malayan Tiger at the San Diego Zoo, from Saturday, June 21, 2014. He's not at all relaxed looking in these first few pictures, in fact, he's looking pretty intense and focused.

Late in the afternoon he decided to relax a bit. This might not be my normal style of photo, but it was just too good to pass up. He actually stayed like this for quite a while.

Click here to see a few more pictures of Connor the Malayan Tiger from Saturday, June 21 at the San Diego Zoo.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Big Tiger and Little Flamingos

Here's a shot of Connor the Malayan Tiger from Sunday at the San Diego Zoo. We spent a lot of time waiting for him, and he was only in this particularly nice light for a minute or two, and then he was gone again. It was worth the wait.

On my way out of the Zoo on Sunday afternoon I stopped by to check out the new baby Flamingos. There are 3 of them, and they are only a day or two old. This first little one was hanging out with his (or her - who knows) mother, and after a bit she just sat down right on top of him.

Once I lost sight of the little one in the picture above I shifted my attention to another, who was now being fed by mom.

Meanwhile number 3 was learning how to swim. There is a series of shots of this little one climbing over the bank (with a bit of help) and tumbling down into the water face first at the link at the end of this post. He didn't stay in the water very long.

Remember the little guy from the first picture? After a bit I noticed something odd with the mother, who appeared to be sleeping on her nest. At first he was a bit hard to spot.

Eventually he poked his whole head out.

Meanwhile, one of the bigger adults was keeping a close eye on me, or so it seemed.

Click here to see a few more images of Connor and the baby Flamingos from Sunday at the San Diego Zoo.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Guapo the Jaguar

The male Jaguar at the San Diego Zoo is named Guapo. It's easy to see why (unless you don't know what the word means in Spanish). I stopped in to the Zoo late this afternoon for about an hour right before they closed. Almost all of that hour was spent with Guapo. Here are a few images.

Click here to see a few more pictures of Guapo the Jaguar at the San Diego Zoo.

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About me . . . When I'm not working I like to be out exploring and photographing. I do this blog just for fun, and to be able to share these images with friends. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed creating them.


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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.