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I visited Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo today after dropping Michael off at the airport. Here are a few of the photos I took.
I started with the giraffes. They've built a new platform from which visitors
will be able to handfeed the giraffes. The attendants (employees or
volunteers, I'm not sure which) were there to impress on visitors that only
approved food could be used, not popcorn, licorice, or whatever visitors had
brought along. Unfortunately the giraffes haven't yet learned to come up to the
platform, and are probably even scared to go near the crowds. No food was on
sale yet. I snapped a bunch of photos of the giraffes, but the best I got was
this "trick of perspective" one.
Next I visited the aquarium. This is one of my favorite parts of the zoo, but I
seldom get photos that I like. This time, I got an OK photo of this puffer
fish. The neatest part about them (until they puff up, anyway, which they never
seem to do at the zoo) is the eyes, which have tiny blue flecks that you can see
in the full-size version of this photo. The photo is not the sharpest, but
maybe this is forgivable since I was shooting through thick plexiglass into
In the jungle my best photo of the day was of this bird, apparently called a
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel
Lens: Canon 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 IS
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