I Went to the zoo tonight. What I discovered is that night time is the right time for a zoo visit. The park was relatively empty, I had a couple good flashes with me, and I was able to get the attached photos.
I especially like the lions. I wanted to emphasize their toughness, so I processed with a lot of contrast to really bring out the power of the beasts (actually, the beast, as I was able to photograph only one lion).
The Hippo was especially difficult to photograph due to it’s being placed behind a tinted and very scratched plastic cage. So, the above is the best I could do to compensate for a nearly impossible shot.
Of course the animals comes in all shapes, sizes, and species. The one above seems very dangerous to me.
This is a mother and her calf.
I invite any comments, criticisms, and especially captions for the above photos.