These are the 3 great Apes at the Columbus Zoo. The Bonobos are my favorite, the family groups are a hoot to watch..
Todays post and the next few are brought to you by the Zoo in Columbus Ohio, my second home away from home. Last month they opened a new section of the zoo called “The Heart of Africa” and its awesome! Besides the Lions getting new diggs, they have brought in Giraffes, wilderbeasts, Gazelles, and Zebras as well as some new birds. All this on 43 acres of land and a HUGE panoramic run for the animals to play in. The Gazelles can actually run at full speed in the area dodging the wilderbeasts and giraffes, its really cool. More pics to come from my days off at the zoo..:-)
Another week begins and I’m enjoying some off time in my second favorite place to do so…. Columbus Ohio and the Columbus Zoo! I spent Saturday fighting large crowds and trying to get some new interesting pics, yesterday I rested my tired bones and got some rest and today I’m going back with my long lens for some more intimate pics of the animals and hopefully it will be less crowded. While the throngs of visitors crowded around the animals I did some flower/bug photography, I’m always amused when kids and adults ask me why I’m taking pics of flowers and bugs to which I reply there are other things at the zoo besides animals with a smile, then I watch in amusement as they start taking pics of the flowers and the kids ask their parents what kind of flowers they are..:-)