Friday, May 31, 2019


I don't take too many pictures of the wildebeest because they are often way off grazing or sleeping.  However, I finally caught them up close.  They noticed me and stopped eating to watch.  It was pretty neat and I really like these pictures!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Canadian Goose and Mallard Ducks

In my efforts to get pictures of some of the less obvious animals of the zoo, I have taken a notice to the various birds in the area.  I spotted this goose and thought it made a nice portrait.  I was pretty excited when I then spotted a male mallard duck.  I think they are so pretty!  I noticed the female on the bank nearby and snapped a picture of her for good measure.   Right after that, I realized she had a crew of babies following her!  I counted 10 of those little cuties!!  😍

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Random Birds

I am already at the point of getting backed up with lots of pictures to post from my weekly zoo trips, so in an effort to get them posted as quickly as possible, I am going to really limit what I write.  I hope you all don't mind!  I'm fairly convinced none of you really actually care to read what I say anyways; ya'll are just here for the pretty pictures.  😁

Saturday, May 25, 2019


These pictures are now from my second visit to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.  I am hoping that I can go once a week, but I don't know if that will always happen.  Anyways, I was SO happy to see the tigers on this trip since I hadn't seen them on the previous trip.  Not only did I see them, but I caught them chasing each other!  It was brief and mostly in the densest part of their enclosure, so I didn't get any pictures of that, but I did get pictures of when they decided to go their separate ways.  The male came towards the front of the enclosure and laid down.  He played with a stick for a few minutes but then seemed to get bored.  It was neat to spend a few minutes just marveling at these big, silly kitties.  😁

Friday, May 24, 2019

Blacktip Reef Shark

I have to say, I think these pictures I got of the aquariums are where it was the most obvious to me that my new camera is so much better than my old camera.  I am SO happy with how well this full frame camera can handle low light!  I really enjoy taking pictures of these sharks!  They are SO cool!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Zebra Shark

The zebra shark was actually swimming around instead of laying at the bottom.  I was thrilled that I was able to get the whole shark in one picture!  That's a big guy!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


New this season at the zoo are this pair of groupers.  They seem ridiculously large to me already, but apparently they can get much bigger.  I'm not really a fan of obnoxiously big fish, but I still got pictures of these two.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


I always appreciate how clean the aquariums are at the zoo at the beginning of the season.  The inside glass is free of any algae and the outside is free of children's hand prints.  I generally spend a decent amount of time photographing as many fish as I can since I know I can get better pictures now than at the end of the season.  In fact, it often gets dirty enough later that I will often skip checking out the aquariums all together so I can spend more time in other parts of the zoo.

Saturday, May 18, 2019


I couldn't figure out what to call this assortment of pictures, so here are my random pictures from my first visit of the season to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Serval and Dingos

Seeing how much a Serval acts like a normal house cat always makes me laugh.  It was very interested in something that it could see.  I also enjoy how the Dingos really look exactly like any other pupper or doggo.  😁  I'm pretty sure if I saw one in the wild, I would just run up and try to pet it.  😂

Thursday, May 16, 2019


I am quite sure that the cockatiel on the left could see his reflection in my camera lens because he seemed very interested in posing for pictures.  The one on the right seemed uncomfortable with how close I was so it quickly left.