Chootoy (chootoy) wrote,
Chootoy
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Got to go to the Greater Vancouver Zoo yesterday. It was blindingly sunny and a major contrast to the heavy fog we left behind us in New Westminster.


We headed for the highway and it took us up over the fog - a carload of photographers CANNOT pass up a chance to shoot fog.
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This first picture gets me teetering on my zoo vs living-in-the-wild fence. I am so happy to have the opportunity to go to a zoo (or game farm?) to see an animal I'd never get the chance to see otherwise, but just look at all that horrible chain link fence . . .

The spider monkeys are right at the entrance of the zoo. Just look at her/his little finger nails!
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There were peacocks EVERYWHERE on Sunday. This pretty Albino enjoyed the sun as much as we did.

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S/he was conveniently perched against a dark background that allowed me to get a pretty detailed shot of his/her tail feathers.

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This little baby is about 11 feet tall and very curious.

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The Lemurs sat around sunning their tummies - that is until they figured out the ice around their island was frozen and they started venturing out without supervision. Staff radios were squawking for assistance over that!

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The baboons didn't seem to mind the snow still covering the ground in their enclosure while they groomed in the sun.

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The technicoloured version of the peacock.

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And a detailed shot of his tail.

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This lioness snoozed peacefully up against the fence totally ignoring me.

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Conclusion: I really, really want a 80-400mm lens! (price tag: $1,600+) Zoiks!

And now, bedtime. That 4:00am alarm goes off way too early no matter how prepared I am.

I'm looking forward to all the posts there are going to be about tomorrow's historic event.
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