Kongo’s response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped. A flamingo at the San Diego Zoo envelops itself in a wing. See more enveloping ideas here. Advertisements
A little boy plays peek-a-boo with an orangutan (behind glass) at the San Diego Zoo. See more split-second stories at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
Okay, Kongo gets that serious birders will look down their beak in a scathing fashion about the notion of going birding at the zoo. And given that Kongo is just back from touring the Galapagos Islands where the birds were everywhere in the wild he admits that it is a bit of a let down to go to the zoo now although the San Diego Zoo happens to be one of Kongo’s favorite places and where else can you get a close up of a Hyacinth Macaw (above) and Metallic Starlings (read on) on the same day?
Kongo got up close and personal with more than 10,000 butterflies at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park when he visited the Butterfly Jungle yesterday. They flit, flutter, float, flop, and fly about landing on everything including Kongo’s camera, his backpack, and even on his head! Above a Postman butterfly rests before looking for more nectar.
It’s easy to see why this bright orange bird is called the “Cock of the Walk.” It’s an expression that evokes flashiness, bossiness, and dominance over those lesser beings in the barnyard. This Andean Cock of the Walk at the Parker Aviary in the San Diego Zoo today was making a lot of noise as befits a Cock of the Walk in mating season.
Kongo spent a couple of hours with his friends at the zoo today and took these photos of some particularly interesting mandrils and orangutans. Click the images for larger pictures.
A trip up to Safari Park, part of the San Diego Zoo, on this warm Sunday afternoon found some great shots of animals, including some newborns. Above a night heron poses on a rock.