Two of the three or four Grevy’s zebras that reside at the zoo with their little Mohawk manes. Pretty standard really, except that we call just call them Zebra’s and don’t care what variety they are. Picture taken with Sony a6000, SEL 18-200mm lens @ 200mm, f/11, 1/15 sec, ISO… Continue reading
The second most infamous zoo animal (according to me) the Sichuan Takin. Noted mainly for being a giant goat with very oily fur. Other than that, I’m not sure what’s really special about it – it doesn’t exactly look like it would make a good pet. Picture taken with Pentax… Continue reading
One of the meerkats at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Picture taken with Canon 350D, EF-S 18-135mm lens @ 79mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec shutter, ISO 800.
One of the zoo’s lionesses – I don’t have such a good picture of the male, he was too lazy and just laid around all day. OK, he was also very old and has since died, plus, laying around all day is pretty much a cat’s job I think. Picture… Continue reading
Flamingos… Chilean Flamingos. I didn’t know there were multiple kinds. Apparently the Lincoln Park zookeepers are aware of the special diet they need to keep their plumage nice and bright. If I recall, this was taken on a pretty dull, overcast day which was probably good for limiting the contrast… Continue reading
For a few years, we thought that the polar bear exhibit was just a mean joke because there was not and, as far as we could tell, had never been a polar bear in the habitat. Then one showed up, and she looks sad (at least in this picture). Apparently… Continue reading
OK – Thanksgiving and the shopping holiday are over, back to normal. Here’s one of the zoo’s amur tigers, which apparently used to be called Siberian tigers but the name was changed to better reflect their natural range. Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF 70-300mm lens @ 235mm, f/5.6, 1/80… Continue reading
Happy Black Friday! In a complete coincidence, today’s picture is the largest animal at the zoo: an eastern black rhinocerous. Picture taken with Sony a6000, SEL 18200 lens @ 200mm, f/11, 1/320 sec shutter, ISO 250.
Happy Thanksgiving! I couldn’t put my finger on a picture of a turkey, so instead you get another (previous one posted quite a while ago) shot of a giraffe – a Barinog Giraffe to be specific, though I was not aware there were distinctions prior to just now. I’m not sure… Continue reading
This is the best shot I have of this guy, the zoo’s Pygmy Hippo, in no small part because it resides behind a seemingly ever-dirty pane of extra heavy glass which also forms the side to the river / pool in its habitat. The ability to crank the ISO of… Continue reading