This weekend we ventured down to San Diego to pay a visit to the Elephant Odyssey exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. Both being fans (and geeky collectors) of elephant stuff, it seemed only appropriate to spend some time admiring the zoo’s 2.4 acre elephant habitat at the north east corner of the zoo’s expansive collection of animals.
We spent a lot of time getting to know the elephants; watching them do tricks, eat apples and pears and hang out in their zoo homes. Jordan took this great photo and even entered it into the International Photography Awards contest and submitted it to the Art of Photography show.
We ended up taking a lot of pictures, but we’ve added a few of our favorites.
A Jaguar that had the most beautiful coat. He sat in the tree for a while, lounging amongst the crowd of people and then decided he/she wanted to stare silently from the corner of the fence at a couple of guys. The look in its eyes…eek!
Another great elephant shot. This one spent a lot of time eating hay from the suspended barrel while her counterpart munched on whole carrots.
Jordan just got his new Tilt Shift lens, so the Owens Aviary was the first place he tried it out. First shot, and he caught a duck in mid-swim. I love the colors and miniaturization of the waterfall in the background.
Another Tilt Shift shot right after it- in the Skyfari gondola from the South end of the San Diego Zoo (entrance) to the North East corner (Polar Rim). The colors really give it a great miniature effect.
Then there’s a photo of yours truly (Mia) in the shadows beneath the hot Southern California sun.
For the complete set of photos please check out our flickr album here