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Shoot the Eyes

_MG_2368 If you want compelling wildlife images you have to shoot for the eyes.  In almost every wildlife photo Kongo can imagine, the eyes of the animal become the central focus.  So, braving a blazing hot Sunday afternoon today, the monkey visited the San Diego Zoo Safari  Park in Escondido and shot the eyes out of this series of wildlife.  Above, an Ibis gives the monkey the eye.


This Hooded Vulture is creepy in a clinging way.  This is somebody who for sure you do not want to see eyeing you up close.

This Hooded Vulture is creepy in a clinging way. This is somebody who for sure you do not want to see eyeing you up close.

Another hooded vulture strolls by a cattle carcass that's had its bone picked clean.

Another hooded vulture strolls by a cattle carcass that’s had its bone picked clean.

This pair of whistling ducks boldly eyed the monkey as he took their picture

This pair of whistling ducks boldly eyed the monkey as he took their picture

While not directly eye-to-eye, Kongo really liked this image of a white pelican.  He reminded him of a cartoon character.

While not directly eye-to-eye, Kongo really liked this image of a white pelican. He reminded him of a cartoon character.

After waiting for 15 minutes, Kongo was rewarded with an eye shot when this cheetah finally turned to check out the monkey

After waiting for 15 minutes, Kongo was rewarded with an eye shot when this cheetah finally turned to check out the monkey

September and October are some of the hottest months in San Diego, particularly when you go inland.  Take plenty of water and don’t push it too hard, but a visit to San Diego’s Zoo Safari Park is well worth the effort any time of year.

Travel safe.  Have fun.  The monkey will keep an eye out for you.

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Kongo is a traveling monkey owned by a nice man who has a soft spot for simians. Follow Kongo at www.travel-monkey.me and on Twitter @kongomonkey

2 Comments on Shoot the Eyes

  1. Very nice photos! And great tip about the eyes, need to keep them in focus.

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