Frank B. Baiamonte

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New Pictures of Connor - Malayan Tiger at the San Diego Zoo

It's been a while since I've been able to get some good pictures of Connor, as he has mostly been in the small enclosure that is only visible through a thick glass window, with lots of glare and reflections.  A couple of weeks ago Connor spent a morning in the large enclosure, with nothing but air between me and him.  November morning light is generally pretty nice, and I spent about 4 hours just watching and photographing him - when he wasn't napping.

Click here to see more images of Connor, the Malayan Tiger at the San Diego Zoo from November 7, 2015.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Point Loma Lighthouse & Cabrillo National Monument - San Diego, California

There was a storm approaching San Diego on Sunday afternoon, which made for some very dramatic skies at the Point Loma Lighthouse, which is part of the Cabrillo National Monument.

Here's the view looking out across the Pacific Ocean.

We always used to joke (or maybe it was serious) about the stories of "Russian spies" hanging out at the National Monument Visitor Center, since it affords such a great view of both North Island Naval Air Station and the Submarine Base.  After all these years I finally noticed the brand name on the telescopes. "Hi Spy Viewing Machines" just seems so appropriate.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

It Must Be October

It easy to tell when October rolls around at the San Diego Zoo.


Click here to see more pictures from late October at the San Diego Zoo.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Few New San Diego Zoo Pictures

Well, sort of new.  I pretty much missed the entire month of September at the Zoo this year, but here are a few from the very end of August.  I thought I would go with a few that are a bit different from the usual Malayan Tiger pictures this time.  The gallery that is linked at the end of this post has some more traditional tiger portraits and a few action shots of the two brothers interacting.

On my way out I generally stop by to see what the Fishing Cat is up to. I think he was fishing.

Click here to see a few more pictures of the Malayan Tigers and the Fishing Cat from the San Diego Zoo on August 29.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Malayan Tigers - San Diego Zoo

Here are a few pictures of Berani and Cinta, two of the Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo, from this and last weekend.

Cinta seems to spend a lot of his time looking over his shoulder. He's watching his big brother Connor in the neighboring enclosure.

Here's Berani.

It's been hot in San Diego, Berani was cooling off in the pond.

Cinta is still dripping water from being in the pond.

A week later, and Cinta is still looking over his shoulder. He's just finished his first rabbit breakfast.

I guess most of today's pictures were of Cinta, but here's one of Berani.

And to finish up this set, here's one of the two of them together.

Click here or here to see a few more images from August 15 and August 23 at the San Diego Zoo.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Valley of The Temples - Oahu, Hawaii

I thought I would post some pictures from trips taken before I started this blog at the end of 2009.

Valley of The Temples, outside of Kaneohe, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.  We were there in early December of 2007.  Fans of the original Hawaii Five-O television series will recognize this spot from several episodes.  Generally there were meetings with spies involved.

Click here to see a few more images from Oahu in December of 2007.

Pacific Northwest Fly-Drive Road Trip - August 2009

Back in August of 2009, a little before I started this blog, we flew from San Diego to Spokane, WA, picked up a rental car and spent the next 2 weeks wandering around Washington, British Columbia, Alberta and Montana.  Now, 6 years later, here are a few images from that 2,300 mile driving trip.

We found a great hiking trail along an old abandoned rail line just outside of Hope, British Columbia.

Not too far from there we rode the Hell's Gate Air Tram down to the edge of the Fraser River.

Emerald Lake, in Canada's Yoho National Park, was amazing.

Equally amazing was the view from the top of Sulphur Mountain, near Banff.

Summertime can generally make for some dramatic weather, such as this cloud formation in the distance, with the Bow River at Banff in the foreground.  We hit (or got hit, actually) by a pretty big hailstorm on this trip.

We spent a night at the Many Glacier Hotel on Swiftcurrent Lake, in Glacier National Park.

We hit some heavy fog towards the top of Logan Pass on Going to the Sun Highway in Glacier NP.

Click here to see more images from our 2,300-mile road trip in August of 2009 .

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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.