Back in mid-June (Sunday June 14) nine Atlanta Photographic Society members and guests had a great time photographing the animals (and humans) at Zoo Atlanta. Most of the animals were out-and-about during the morning and several were great “posers” including a pair of lions, the rhinos, and one very photogenic Mercat.
Rhino Right at You by Paiboon S.
Mercat by Chris Handley
The cool(er) morning temperatures insured that many zoo residents were active too, including numerous very social Gorillas who, unfortunately, seldom ventured within closeup range.
Gorilla on the Move by Jim Harrison
The Zoo’s new reptile house was certainly a treat! Lot’s of interesting close-ups were available there.
Reptile Friend by Luis Pita
Feeding time for the Giant Tortoise’s was one of my favorite photo ops!
One Large Salad by Jim Harrison
The King of Beasts had a cool, shady spot staked out on top of a huge rock and lay there basking in dappled sun/shade for a very long time. This afforded many portrait opportunities for those who brought a long telephoto lens.
Lion on Top by Paiboon S.
Atlanta is certainly fortunate to have a world class zoo. Zoo Atlanta is an incredible learning opportunity and a big plus for species conservation with it’s participation in many collaborative breeding programs with other zoos. We really enjoyed the photographic possibilities too!
Jim Harrison, President