I already had a (poorly designed) page with pictures from the Los Angeles Zoo. Last Friday I went to the zoo again and had a bunch more pictures to show off. I had some options then. I could put all of them in an LJ page and drown everyone in load time even for trying to comment, I could make a new and well-designed web page to show them off, or I could be lazy and steal the old design and just plop a bunch of new pictures and text into it.
Guess which I chose??
This is the zoo. Yay!
These are some flowers.
Hang in there. The text can't get less witty, now can it?
Everyone loves meerkats ^_^
The flamingo pictures turned out pretty well, I thought.
I have been known to photoshop my pictures to make them turn out better, but believe it or not, I did not TOUCH the saturation on this one.
There were adult alligators, but they were, in all honesty, pretty dull. The little baby was just floating around all sleepy, though, and it was pretty precious.
Seals? I think these are seals. I'm not seeing ears on them...
A close-up of a seal. I think this turned out pretty well. For instance, I had no idea seals had such creepy eyes!
None of the pictures of the otter turned out because he just kept on playing. So here's a link to a movie of him playing!
I'm pretty sure these are sea lions.
I think these are grey kangaroos. They had red kangaroos and wallabies as well, but these turned out the best.
More grey kangaroo.
I got much better shots of the koalas this time around, but if you've seen the last page that's not saying a lot. This is the best shot of the day.
Komodo dragon! I tried to get a shot of him with his tongue out but none of them turned out as well as this one.
A demure little kookaburra.
The bobcat, like a lot of the smaller cats, would not sit still and was a bitch to photograph. Don't expect a lot of good smaller cat pics (or primates, honestly). This is the best bobcat pic.
"Why... is that hay I see over there?
"Why, yes! It is! How pleasant!"
Baby bighorn sheep
This is some sort of African deer thing. A lot of the deer-like african animals sort of ran together for me.
This is probably the weirdest cactus I have ever seen.
Grevy's Zebra. Or, as I will forever remember them, Gravy Zebras.
Guess what? This is when the fire started!
This movie is a bit slow and short, but you can see the smoke billowing in it.
You may remember these guys from the last zoo visit page. This time I remembered their names! This is a gerenuk! I think they're neat!
Sleepy lion has a pillow.
"She got my picture while sleeping! The shame is unbearable! I must hide my eyes!"
"What I would GIVE for someone to scratch my chin. Or someone to eat..."
You're...mocking me, aren't you?"
Sleepy fossas. We let them nap. They're cute that way, anyways.
GIRAFFE TONGUE! YAY!
There was only one elephant. His mate died a few months back. He was pretty unhappy, it was obvious. I hope they find him a friend soon.
Very few of the primate pictures came out. We saw only one chimp this time. This is him.
"Wait, wait, you got a parasite..."
Tiger pic! I didn't think it would come out this well...
This is the only halfway decent bear shot.
I forget what sort of cat this is, sorry. Heck, you guys are mostly cat people, you probably know anyways.
The cats were mostly very pacey... Danged hard to photograph.
I had brought a sun parasol which tended to capture the attention of the animals we visited. Martin was playing with it to help me get a good shot, but mostly it just confused him ^_^
"...so anyways, Dorothy was in last week for a perm and she told me..."
I totally failed to get any good shots of the Andean condor because the camera kept focusing on the fence. This wasn't a bad accidnet shot, though.
The Andean condor is blurry. Such is life.
I wish wish wish I had gotten better shots of the maned wolves. I thought these were the coolest animals in the zoo and don't forget we saw otters. So here's a link to a really nice photo of one.
That's it! Hope you enjoyed it some. Leave comments in my livejournal.