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Adelaide Zoo again

7 Jun

While Baby Bear has to work I spent the morning catching up on ANZ Netball and the afternoon back at the zoo.

This is the first time I’ve seen the hippo out of the water ūüôā

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My, what big teeth they have, especially for eating grass.

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Next door are the otters, they had just been fed so lots of chances for up close shots.

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The orangutang were up in their tower today, surveying far and wide.

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The zoo is not all about the animals. ¬†There is a wide variety of plants and flowers to see also. ¬†While waiting for the orang-utans to climb out of their tower I had a play with some ‘artistic’ shots.

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The bird aviaries are amazing.

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This wombat was minding his own business, when child was trying to pat him……. camera at the ready for the carnage but Mum eventually saw the sign “we bite”

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This is the life, enjoying the sunshine.

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While flicking through the many photos it wasn’t until I saw this on my desktop that I realised this baboon was looking straight down the lens.

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Playing Tourist

5 Jun

The Zoo.  Something that I struggle with.  Animals in captivity vs animal extinction.  However, for the chance to play with my largest zoom lens without a tripod and try to get some up close shots of the animals I put my struggle aside.

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As we slowly trudged back to the car, a quick rest stop had me looking up.  I do love autumn colours.

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In the evening we¬†met up with some local friends for dinner. ¬†The venue has to be seen to be believed/understood. Called the Bombay Bicycle Club the decor is mind boggling. ¬†The most impressive was in the toilets, but I just couldn’t bring myself to digout the camera in the toilet, however, two indoor waterfalls should be enough to pique your curiosity. ¬†The food was good, the serves generous but beware of minimum charges on the weekend.

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