Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Philadelphia Zoo

Yesterday I posted photos of all the birds we saw at the zoo on Sunday, today it's the mammal's turn.
The squirrel monkeys are absolutely adorable. I couldn't take my eyes off this one. The back light coming in made for some great photos.

Aww... he's sleepin' :)

Lemur in the rare mammal house.

One of my favorites to watch, the pygmy marmoset.
This is the first time I have been able to get a decent photo as they move very fast and the lighting in their environment is low.

Young tiger yawning. I know zoos are not the perfect place for animals but Philadelphia's Big Cat Falls seems like a nice place for them, way better than what they had before. I don't see them pacing like I did in the past.

Some sort of squirrelish creature in the small mammal house.

Beautiful face on this Canadian lynx.

Young gorilla is having fun looking at the people.

Polar bear taking a snooze before dinner.

The giant river otters were so active today, chattering, squealing and chasing each other like mad!

One of my favorites, the slow loris.
I'm glad he's slow because they keep him in a dark room with only a very dim blue light on. I had to set my shutter speed super low.


Studio at the Farm said...

Jennifer, thank you again so much for sharing your fabulous photos!!!

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Love you zoo photos Jen! Hours always just fly by at the Zoo, and thank goodness for digital now instead of having to buy film for all those fabulous images! :-).. on a different note, glad you like my little owl. :-)

Kristen said...

You take such nice pictures! I went to the Bronx zoo a couple years ago and took a million pictures too. Your Gorilla picture is almost exactly like mine, he was sitting on the other side of the glass not moving anything but his eyes, he knew we were all there staring back at him.

Anonymous said...

I have an odd fear of monkeys- but that squirrel monkey is just adorable!

Lin said...

I like your monkey shots even though I don't like monkeys. I think I'm scarred from all those Planet of the Apes movies when I was a kid.

Dom said...

Love that zoo :)

Mountain Woman said...

Oh, I'd love to have a squirrel monkey. How adorable they are!


Precious animals, one and all. I love going to the zoo. Thanks for taking me there.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

These are absolutely amazing photos. You captured images of all my favorites. I love the little squirrel the best. What a cutie. :) Theresa

Jessie McCandless said...

Very cool photos! I love the lynx--it's like he's looking right through the camera!