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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


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


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


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


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.


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”


This is the life, enjoying the sunshine.


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.


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.


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.