Many years ago, Simon and Garfunkel sang “It’s all happening at the zoo”.1 Maybe not, but the Smithsonian National Zoo is a wonderful place to hang out on a beautiful spring morning.2
Here are some photos I made during a recent visit, an opportunity to work with a new long lens. If you’re interested in more, the gallery with all my zoo pictures is here.
The jaguars don’t normally hang around the front of their enclosure so a long lens is needed to get good photos of them.
It’s also fun to make pictures of the humans at the zoo. Love to know what this little boy was thinking about me making his photo while his mother was looking at the shots she just took.
Always gotta look down (and up) as well as at the animals to find interesting shots.
During my visits, it’s rare to find the pandas outside, in full view, and without a crowd. This was one of them.
1. It’s called “At The Zoo”. Good song. Find it on your favorite streaming service.
2. At least until the tour busses arrive. :)