Weekend Wanderings – Melbourne Zoo Part 2
A couple of weeks ago I did a Weekend Wanderings post on some photos that I had taken at the Melbourne Zoo. I had taken so many photos that I saved some to do a second post. I thought today would be a good time to show those images.
We watched the seal show and I took quite a few photos of this seal, Gordo, I think his name was, being trained. They showed what seals could do, how they check them out to make sure they are healthy, and even how the keeper gets a kiss from him. Very cute. Part of the show is about how to help seals survive in the wild and what we can do to help them. The thing he has around his neck in this image is part of what fisherman use and Gordo is showing us how it could kill him, so he is playing dead.
The tiger was playing hide and seek, and he/she was hiding up the back in among the bamboo. We hung around only so we could photograph some of the water and then the next thing we knew the tiger came down, got in the water, had a drink then walked back up into the bamboo. If we hadn’t stuck around we would have missed it. What a beautiful tiger, check out that tongue.
Melbourne Zoo is quite well know for their babies and we were so happy to get a look at the baby Elephant. The other elephants were so protective and you didn’t get to see it much before they circled around and gave protection.
I watched this pelican washing itself for ages. I loved the way it flapped its wings into the water to wash them. There was definitely a routine to it. I loved the splashing, so happy I got the this image.
I know Koalas are perceived as cute, but this is a whole other thing, a Koala very comfortable in its surroundings, it doesn’t even hang on when it is sleeping.
I have a lot more photos for you to see, lots more of the tiger and seal. I do have to say though, that I did all these photos in Lightroom today and I would like to thank Ben from APERTURE64 PHOTOGRAPHY for his help. He helped me work out how to resize and watermark the images as well. Here is the gallery for you. All the images were taken with the 70-300mm lens.