Friday, September 2, 2011

Zoo Photos - Part 1


I thought the photo of this magnificent Orangutan was absolutely wonderful. Our son took it while he and his wife were visiting the San Diego Zoo a few weeks ago. Isn't that the most amazingly human-like expression?

I will be sharing more of their zoo photos in Monday's post.

Added note: just as a matter of interest, I learned that the orangutans at the National Zoo in Washington DC, normally a very peaceful animal, became very agitated before our recent earthquake in northern Virginia. You can read a very interesting article of how many of the animals reacted if you click here.

21 comments:

Mama-Bug said...

I love these big, beautiful and gentle creatures. This is a wonderful photo! Can't wait to see more.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Precious - hoping to take a trip to the zoo in Sept or Oct. It's been about 6 years since we've been.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is an awesome photo, Denise. That Orangutan looked like he has just run a long race and was so tired that he had to take a rest!!!!! ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Indrani said...

Neat capture.
I like that look in his eyes.

The Elephant's Child said...

Great photo. Looking forward to the series.

Craig said...

He looks very sweet. Although I'll admit to not looking a million miles from that first thing in the morning.

Captain Shagrat said...

Hehe O tangs remind me of myself with all that gingery hair, they are of course much better looking

imac said...

What a great shot - look forward to seeing more.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

your son is very talented. :)

stunning shot!!
thanks for sharing.

have a lovely weekend!

Out on the prairie said...

It has been a long time since I was at a zoo, I really enjoy going.Sad to think these lovely creatures are so endangered.a nice pose

Valerie said...

Brilliant photograph. Thank your son for sharing it, and you of course.

matron said...

Lovely photo,looks like he needs some company.

I did know animals can sense weather patterns and earth quakes.Our dog goes mad and behaves odd when there is going to be a thunderstorm,long before it comes,We have a lot to learn from the wild life.!!

Jane and Chris said...

"I'm fed up, why can't I live in a jungle?"
Jane x

Denise said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my son's photograph.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, you son got an awesome photo of the orangutan. They are amazing critters. I had heard about the animals reactions to the earthquake. It is interesting they know about it in advance too.

jabblog said...

I often wonder what goes on behind those wise, wise eyes.
The article was fascinating.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

thanks so much for the follow; i'm following you right back!

i am loving your divine photography!!

hope your day is going well.

Lui said...

Awww, Denise! He really look charming! Of course that darling can snap at you too!

New roof and new book too! Mails and packages take an awful long time to get to me too and I forgot about them as well until they arrive in the mail!

My flowers up Denise and I can't link again! ;-(

Margaret Cloud said...

What a nice picture, reminds me of the Orangutan in one of Clint Eastwood movies (can't remember the name of the movie). I think they are very gentle and thanks for the link. Have a nice Labor Day weekend.

Jean said...

What a touching capture! I am so glad Zoos have stopped keeping them locked-up in cages.

Debbie said...

so adorable...i always hope they are happy there in the zoo!!!