It wasn’t our first outing of 2020, but it was a great zoo morning. In my January 13 post, I told you that Marlene and I had planned to go to the Sacramento Zoo for our first outing of 2020, but I left my D7100 at my kid’s house. So we went on January 14 instead, and had a great time.
I left the F/4 300 mm lens at home and just carried my walk around 18 – 200 mm lens instead. It was lighter and much more manageable. To capture a group of flamingos, I didn’t have to stand a block away! Best, there were no school tours!
I’m still getting used to shooting through glass enclosures. It’s a challenges with reflections, but the animals come right up to you, hence no need for a prime 300 mm lens.
To add to my excitement, I was able to photograph one of the two jaguars. They are difficult to capture via the camera because when they are out, they are in constant motion, but this morning one stopped for a few seconds!
The lions were out enjoying their larger enclosure. The docents told us that once in the new estate, Kamu, the male lion, has been roaring more often. We heard him several times. Here are both our lions in their new habitat. Do you think Kamu is trying to tell me something?
Next are one of my favorites, the Wolfs Guenon. They are so cute.
And speaking of cute, we have the Meerkats!
Fairly new at the zoo are two males Okapi. These are normally solitary animals, but the zoo docents told us that these two have formed a friendship and visit over the fence.
And we also saw:
I’ll end this zoo visit with images of one of the snow leopards. I think this may be the male, Blizzard, but I’m not sure.
8 thoughts on “A zoo morning: Sacramento Zoo”
Thank you Hiren! I have visited your blog and like that you have a photography group that instructs and goes on outings. I hope you keep enjoying your hobby!
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Thankyou for going, that’s weekend activities.
Love the Snow Leopard…..some great shots on your visit to the zoo…I am always drawn to the animals!
Thanks Lynn. There’s always something different happening at the zoo, except for the Red Pandas who seem to sleep all the time! I hope you and Elaine are in good health and enjoying life.
HIREN KHAMBHAYTA, I belong to a few groups and I’ve learned a great deal from the members. One is a camera club that has juried competitions. Wow, what a great learning experience from amazing photographers. Another is a bunch of seniors, and we go out shooting once a week. I’ve formed great friendships through that one. Keep shooting!
Great photos. The snow leopard is Coconut, the two-year old “cub” who still acts like one!!
Thanks Jim! I forgot all about Coconut. He has his dad’s tail.