This morning started off with Colin having one of his episodes. Usually they come and go in the space of a couple of hours but this morning’s bout carried on for over three hours before he was able to calm down. We’ve had a few bouts of this behaviour over time and they rise and fall in intensity. We’ve noticed in the past that physical activity helps Colin keep it together. He likes the Zoo, I like the Zoo and it’s a fair bit of real estate to cover. Plus I get to indulge of one of the small pleasures his Autism affords me. Getting into the even with parking for less than a single Adult entry fee. It’s a small thing but it always makes me smile.
Today I was shooting exclusively with my Sigma 150-500mm f5.6 – 6.5.
Colin wanted to see the Pandas right off the bat which meant we’d be doing the Zoo counter clockwise. Still it was morning and with overcast skies, the crowd was light to get into and through the exhibition. Unfortunately the light was pretty poor in the observation area for the new cubs. So I was only really able to get the one shot above. Outside, the proud Papa was actively feeding so that presented some good shots.
The Red Panda’s we’re also out and fairly active… well visible anyway.
I wonder what a Bactrian Camel makes of grass?
The Snow Leopard is one of my favorite cats.
This was the best shot I got of an Arctic Wolf.
This monkey looks depressed but he’s actually eating the bark on the branch he’s sitting on.
The Flamingos offer a good opportunity to rest and get some good captures.
This shot amused me.
Of course Colin Ninja’d me and I spent the last hour looking for him around the Zoo only to find him hanging around the entrance area to the Zoo. Quietly waiting… which is weird for him. We’ll have to see if this helps him through the week.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
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