First stop was the zebras. Mr. No thought it was hilarious that they were in the same habitat as the wildebeast. H thought it was horrible that they put the wild dogs right next to them since they are the wild dogs' prey.
|I know the colors are a little blue but I liked the way it looked.|
I was actually able to get a lot of pictures of Mr. No. He's so anti-photos right now it's tricky. He was in such a good mood that he allowed it and even, at times, encouraged it.
|I don't even remember what they were looking up at but it wasn't whatever animal was in the habitat|
|watching the African Wild Dogs|
The harbor seals were a bigger hit with me and H than they were with Mr. No. Part of it was that he really wanted to see the elephants. He looked for a moment and then wanted to move on.
|seal in my reflection|
|see how close! I only got a few shots from afar before the view was blocked|
Mr. No actually asked me to take this photo. Unfortunately it's not that great since I was still fuming and not really paying attention. He doesn't care and thinks it's great so I guess that's all that matters
We met a wonderful zoo employee over by the flamingos. She told Mr. No all about them and what they eat. He's most interested in what animals eat which is pretty funny considering he can't be bothered to eat most of the time. He thought it was so cool that they eat shrimp just like he does and that's the reason why they're pink.
I didn't get a good shot of Mr. No's favorite animal, the giant anteater. That was the one he was the most excited to see. Luckily we have a good one from a previous trip for the animal book we're going to make. H loved the tropical house, especially the sloth. The birds and sloth are free roaming in there. The sloth was so close to use you could practically touch it! Mr. No was excited and nervous. H was beyond thrilled.
|This was for H since he wanted a photo of his cute face so badly!|
This bird was so lucky to be up in the tree. Mr. No was sneaking around trying to touch any bird that landed on the ground. I wasn't to concerned since they weren't going to let him anywhere near them. They tolerated him and kept a safe distance without flying away. At least he wasn't trying to chase them down like he did to that poor chicken when we went here last year!
|I love this little face!|
I truly took way too many photos that day. Part 2 will have about 8 or 9 of Mr. No being silly. I had to take advantage of his willingness to have his picture taken and I promised him I'd post them. This was my first time using a telephoto lens that I borrowed from my sister. It was a pain switching lenses to get some photos of Mr. No but I loved being able to get close ups of the animals' faces! I'm going to have to borrow it again sometime!