San Diego Zoo - Portraits

I spent much of yesterday at the San Diego Zoo, where I relearned something I already knew: zoo photography is hard. Bars and wires, busy backgrounds, shy and dozing animals, and light either too glaring or too shadowy present real challenges even when the animals are still - which they rarely are. Nevertheless, I got some portrait shots that are not too bad.

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(Click to enlarge) Silverback gorilla

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(Click to enlarge) Pheasant(?)

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(Click to enlarge) Flamingo

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(Click to enlarge) Duck

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(Click to enlarge) Monkey

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(Click to enlarge) Small African antelope (dik-dik?)

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(Click to enlarge) Slightly larger African antelope (springbok?) in silhouette

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(Click to enlarge) Meerkat keeping an eye on the sky

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(Click to enlarge) Bactrian (two-humped) camel


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