I spent about half the day on Saturday, Feb 4 at the San Diego Zoo, but almost all of that was spent on the phone for work. Looking back on it, I really should learn to use the Caller-ID feature a lot more often. In the end I did manage to get a few shots that I liked - and I got to see Ubon, the new male Malayan tiger, up close. Very close.
There was a young Harpy Eagle up by the front entrance.
These little crocs are always cool to watch.
The new male Malayan tapir, Camo, was up wandering around. He has a great profile.
I spent quite a bit of time in the old Hummingbird House, but since I had my 300mm lens, with its 10' minimum focus distance, I didn't actually get any pictures of the hummingbirds. Still, it's a very relaxing and quiet place to hang out for a while.
There was a pair of sunbitterns that were fun to watch. There is quite a bit of color on their wings, but you can only see it when they're flying. These two did fly around for a while, but they got too close for my lens when they did.
Click here to see a few more images from the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, February 4, 2012.
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- Frank B. Baiamonte
- San Diego, California, United States
- 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.