Photography . . . Travel . . .

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cinta and Berani - Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo

I spent about 4 hours watching Cinta and Berani on Saturday morning.  They alternated between hanging out at opposite ends of the large habitat sort of watching each other (and from where I was standing, both often completely out of my line of sight) and chasing each other around and even playing in the pool together.  It was great fun to watch, even if most of the time I couldn't even see them.



Here's Cinta, on his way to take a swim.




Here's Berani, looking up the hill to see what his brother is up to.


Several times during the morning they decided to chase each other around and wrestle a bit (or whatever it is tigers do when they're not really trying to hurt each other).






      
Click here to see a few more from Saturday, October 14 at the San Diego Zoo.
     

Snow Leopard

Penny the Snow Leopard got a slab of ribs for breakfast on Saturday morning at the San Diego Zoo.


   

You Can Always Tell When It's October at the San Diego Zoo

There are three really noticeable things that happen at the San Diego Zoo during the month of October - really nice light because of the position of the sun in the sky; lots of kids, since October is "Kids Free Month"; and of course, pumpkins.  Lots of pumpkins.  All the animals get pumpkins to eat or play with, or both.





Cinta, Berani and Connor weren't the only ones to get pumpkins, even their little probably-not-so-distant-relative the Fishing Cat got one.


Click here to see more images of the Malayan Tigers and their pumpkins at the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, October 14.
       

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Malayan Tigers - San Diego Zoo

October is one of my favorite months at the San Diego Zoo; the position of the sun this time of year makes for some really interesting light on the Tigers.  Here are a few pictures of Cinta and Berani, Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo.





Click here to see more.
     

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Connor the Tiger - San Diego Zoo

A few recent pictures of Connor, the Malayan Tiger at the San Diego Zoo.




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

Funani the Hippo

This is Funani, the female Hippo at the San Diego Zoo.  She has not been moving around much the last few times I've seen her; I'm told she is just about due to give birth.

     

Honey Badger

There is a Honey Badger, otherwise known as a Ratel, at the new Africa Rocks exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.  She's hard to spot, and apparently spends a lot of time on hot days in a burrow under ground.  She popped out for just a few minutes the day I was there, and she's covered in dirt in these pictures.


     

It's the Fossas . . . and the Lemurs

The new Africa Rocks exhibit at the San Diego has a Fossa and her four young children on display . . . right across the path from the new Lemur habitat.

That might explain the look of this Ringtail Lemur.


They were definitely keeping watch for something.


Fossas are carnivorous mammals that live in Madagascar and eat, among other things, Lemurs.



Click here to see a few more pictures of the Fossa family and the Ringtail Lemurs at the San Diego Zoo.
     

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Malayan Tigers - San Diego Zoo

I got to spend some time on Saturday with Cinta and Berani, two Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo.




Generally I try for pictures where they are looking at me, or at least where you can see their eyes. In this case, while he may not be looking at me . . . check out where both of his ears are directed.

     
Click here to see a few more images of Cinta and Berani, 3-year old Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo.
     

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Connor the Tiger - San Diego Zoo

The morning light on Saturday, August 12 was quite nice at the Malayan Tiger habitat at the San Diego Zoo.  I got to spend some quality time with Connor.






Click here to see a few more pictures of Connor, the Malayan Tiger at the San Diego Zoo, on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
      

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sometimes . . . They Never Show Up

The early afternoon light in the Mandrill habitat at the San Diego Zoo can be particularly nice this time of year . . . and last Saturday was no exception.  A friend and I spent about an hour standing there waiting for Jasper, the big male Mandrill, to wander over to where we were.  We could tell that the light would be about perfect for a portrait of him, especially when he got close to his swinging rope thingy.  

He stayed on the other side, pretty much out of our sight, the entire time.  But, the light on the swinging rope thingy was still really nice . . . even if there wasn't a Mandrill to go with it.

     

Snow Leopard - San Diego Zoo

Here are a couple of recent pictures of one of the Snow Leopards at the San Diego Zoo.  It was mid-day, she seemed to be in a very relaxed mood . . . but still paying attention to what was going on around her.


       

Some New Pictures of Connor the Tiger

Here are a few new pictures of Connor, the Malayan Tiger at the San Diego Zoo, from last weekend.





We'll end this set with something a little different.


Click here to see a few more pictures of Connor from Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the San Diego Zoo.
       

About Me

My photo
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.

Blog Archive

Followers

All of the content and images on this site (c) Frank B. Baiamonte. If you would like to use any of these images please contact me via email at frank@frankbaiamonte.com to discuss terms of usage. Note that images from the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are not available for commercial usage.

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.