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The zoo: a visual essay(?)

I was at a total loss what to write about for LiveJournal today, so since we had some extra time, we decided to get some pictures ready for sharing. Really, trips to the zoo are much better shared with pictures than with just writing.

Cute puppies!
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(Also known as wolves.)

Then Logan found the playground.
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The other moms thought it was so cute that we could yell at him, "Say cheese!" and he would pose. He just loves the spotlight.

This emu is a very friendly bird. The first time we went to the zoo, it followed us around...well, as much as it could, considering.
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The Galaaaapagoooossss tortoiiiise...never mind, I can't keep that up. I'm too fast a talker. Anyway, it was inside the first time we came to the zoo, and the second time, but when we came out of the reptile house, there it was! So I had to get a picture.
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The sea lion exhibit also had some really cool pelicans.
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In this picture, we blurred out the docents' faces. We did it because we didn't have permission to post their likenesses, but I almost feel worse now that it's been done. Still, cool sea lion.
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Ariel the harbor seal.
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It's so cute when animals poke their heads out of things.
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The whole time we listened to the one docent giving us all the cool information on sea lions, I could see another one in the water, making the sea lions jump around in the background. I really wanted to get a picture of the sea lion in action, so I trained the camera on that area and tried to push the button whenever I caught movement. This is the closest thing I got to success.
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Later, as we walked around the rest of the exhibit, we discovered that wouldn't ya know it, the sea lion tricks were being performed right by a big viewing area. Next time...

The obligatory underwater photograph:
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When we cropped this picture, we remembered hearing that the best photographs don't have the subject right in the center, so we tried getting artsy. What do you think?
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Finally, I wanted to show everybody the cool stripes on this zoo's zebras. See how it's a black stripe, then a gray stripe, then a black stripe...
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Actually, the last picture we had ready was of a lounging kangaroo, but PhotoBucket took all my pictures before I could add that one to the batch. I guess that's the limit of how many pictures you can upload at once. We'll just have to share the kangaroo photo next time.

Today I'm thankful for once again discovering how incredibly easy it is to resize pictures with our new computer's software, the nice weather we had on the way to the store, having multi-use Fresh & Easy coupons for Ben & Jerry's ice cream (they don't have a huge selection, but they've got a couple really good flavors), lemurs, and being able to talk faster than the giant tortoise in Polar Bear Cafe.
Tags: pictures, zoo

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