Here is an assortment of pictures from the last few weeks at the San Diego Zoo.
We'll start out with one of the female Black-Casqued Hornbill. My friend Stan has nicknamed her Phyllis, due to her bright red "hair" and loud, shrill voice.
Here's a Wrinkled Hornbill.
I stayed late in the day at one point, and caught the male Lion in the setting sun.
Mom and Baby Hippo were out for a swim one morning.
Mom and Baby Gorilla were out for a walk.
I got lucky and happened to be at the Fishing Cat at lunchtime.
These pictures cover about 3 days, and I did spend most of that (no surprise) hanging out at the Malayan Tigers. The tigers spent much of that time sleeping it seemed.
At one point, after waiting what seemed like hours (because it was hours) for signs of life, I finally decided that if I wanted a picture of a tiger I would have to improvise.
OK, so here are some pictures of the real Malayan Tigers. Berani looks intense but relatively calm in this first shot.
Here he is just 3 minutes later, snarling and growling through the fence at his older brother Connor.
Here's one of Connor.
Berani's out for a walk.
He likes to spend time in the lower cave, which makes for some interesting images at times.
Click here to see more images from July 24 to August 8 at the San Diego Zoo.
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- Frank B. Baiamonte
- San Diego, California, United States
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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.