Saturday, February 21, 2009

Wild Things! -- Part III

This is the last chapter of my zoo photo shoot.

After being entertained by my rock-eating elephant friend, we moved on to the primates, where I fell in love with these two red-headed Bornean Orangutans ...

This little guy especially captured my heart. Isn't he adorable? I wanted to take him home with me ...

Awwwww ... Sweet dreams!

Here's his pal ...

These two cracked us up. I could just imagine him (or her?) saying, "A little to the left, please!" ...

This Diana Monkey seemed to have three different personalities, sort of like Joanne Woodward's character in "The Three Faces of Eve."

I call this one "Lucifer." I think you can see why ...

And here he looks like he's singing an aria ...

This is one of my favorite photos I took at the zoo, and I think the bars make it even more poignant ...

While we were walking through the primate area, we were joined by several peacocks who were not at all intimidated by us ...

This one perched on a bridge for a long time, allowing me to get some good closeup shots ...




This little guy didn't look very comfortable to me, but he was totally relaxed clinging to the fence ...

Speaking of totally relaxed, we passed this Rhino who was basking in the sun ...

That is truly a face that
only his mama could love ...

The Chimpanzees were our last stop and I thought they were kind of sad looking. This one appeared to be old ...

His pal seemed to be in deep thought, and reminded me of that old joke about "Sometimes I sit and think ... and sometimes I just sit."

I'm so glad we had the opportunity to visit the zoo. I thoroughly enjoyed capturing those incredible animals with my camera and hope to go back again in the Spring.

If you live near Jackson, I encourage you to visit the zoo. It is celebrating its 90th birthday this year and needs your support and patronage.

Zoo Day is March 14th, and will be highlighted by the grand opening of the new Penguin Plunge Exhibit! The penguins are on loan to the zoo from March 14th through August 15th, and I can't wait to take our granddaughter Avery to see them. Of course, I'll take my camera, too, and will look forward to sharing them with you soon.

5 comments:

loong said...

the orangutans look kind on your picture,it is very beautiful.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
Thanks for telling us about the penguin exhibit!

It has been a few years since we went to the Jackson Zoo. Connor loves the train ride! It's time for another visit there!

Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to do these posts. I've really enjoyed them.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I always love to come to your blog. It gives me a sense of peace and makes me happy to look at your wonderful photographs. Today is no exception. It's a busy day for me, insane really, but I wanted to take the time and pamper myself by visiting you. And looking at these precious animals has done just that... made me smile and feel happy! :-)

The expressions on their faces makes me ever more aware that even the animals await His coming in Glory! And I do, too!

In the mean time, just to look at the plumage on that magnificent peacock makes me wonder about the abject insanity of those who say there is no God. There is. His hand is evident in all of His creation. And His hand shines through the talents of His children...like YOU!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Janie! It's sooo hard catching up!!!lol Those orangutans crack me up but the Diana Monkeys freak me out???! The rhino looks like I feel right now. BUT I would absolutely love to own something in the gorgeous Peacock blue! Beautiful photos as usual! Work is going well; better than I thought. If feels good to be out there again but hard to stay in touch with everyone so I'm trying to do a few visits each night!if the eyes are open that is! Have a great week dear - it was good to hear from you - Sincerely, Jeannette Have a Fun week!!!!!!

Sarah said...

I love that peacock, too. Amazing.