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Me and My Shadow February 9, 2019

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Taking zoo photos on a bright sunny day can be a challenge. I prefer taking photos on overcast days. Sometimes however, the deep shadows and stark contrasts create an interesting image. Enjoy today’s Me and My Shadow.

Year of the Pig February 3, 2019

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February 5th marks the Year of the Pig. Enjoy some of the beautiful pigs I have seen over the years. If you are not celebrating your zodiac animal, here are four other years we have shared. Year of the Snake, Year of the Monkey (that’s me), Year of the Rooster and Year of the Dog

Who’s Got the Winter Munchies? January 27, 2019

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Perhaps we humans all gain a bit of weight in the winter. Today’s montage salutes animals who make healthy food choices all year round.

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo January 20, 2019

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As some of you know, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo was my childhood zoo and every time I return I get a flashback or two. This week’s visit was no different. I encourage a winter visit. Several new and exciting things to see including the fabulous Pallas Cats and Black-footed cats.
There are a few spots available for my photo workshop at the Central Park Zoo in three weeks. It is called Valentine Tails and will be from 8:30 to 10:30 on February 10, 2019 (think hearts.) The workshop is filling up fast. Click here to sign up.
For those that watched Animal Planet’s series, THE ZOO last year – the show is returning, with all new WCS episodes, on February 10 at 8PM. You might even see some people you know on the episodes. Read about it here.

Reflections January 13, 2019

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After downloading a memory card there are, at times, a few happy surprises. Here is a small collection of some of those happy surprises. They all contain mirror images or reflections. Enjoy and reflect.

Central Park Zoo – January2019 January 6, 2019

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It has been about three months of Sundays since I last posted a ‘while at the zoo’ about my home base, the Central Park Zoo. If you haven’t been to our zoo in a while the winter is a great time to visit. The crowds are smaller, the tropic aviary is nice and warm and the temperate animals much more active. You can combine your next visit with our upcoming photo workshop. It is called Valentine Tails and will be from 8:30 to 10:30 on February 10, 2019 (think hearts.) The workshop is filling up fast. If interested click here.

No ‘ifs’ just ‘ends and butts’ – 2018 December 30, 2018

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It has been a good year for new faces, places and spaces.  Thank you for coming along for the ride. I celebrate the end of my 15th year of Sunday photo montages, and following tradition, I leave you with with no ‘ifs,’ – just ends and butts. Below is a list of some of those places that we have visited. Looking forward to more zoo-cations in 2019 and wishing you all a very Happy Zoo Year! Smithsonian National Zoo, San Francisco Zoo, Georgia O’Keefe at the NYBG, Potawatomi Zoo, Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, David Traylor Zoo, Rolling Hills Zoo, Sunset Zoo, Topeka Zoo, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Oklahoma City Zoo, Tulsa Zoo, Sedgwick County Zoo, deCordova Sculpture Park, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Stone Zoo, Southwick’s Zoo, Capron Park Zoo

Season’s Greetings December 25, 2018

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This holiday greeting was created before One-eyed Jack crossed that Rainbow Bridge. I think he would have approved my still posting it. So season’s greetings to one and all.

One-eyed Jack – In Memorium December 22, 2018

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It is with a heavy, broken heart that I tell you One-eyed Jack crossed the Rainbow Bridge this week. His health had taken a downward spiral in the past few months and it was time. I rescued Jack as a senior dog from Best Friends about two and a half years ago. He brought so much joy to my life. He was friendly with everyone. He loved kids, other dogs, street vendors, my apartment building staff and neighbors. Not a walk went by that someone did not come up to us to chat. Many New Yorkers would yell out ‘WISHBONE’ when they saw us (you might have to google that one). New Yorkers have a soft spot in their hearts for dogs, especially adorable one-eyed dogs. The one flaw he had was his insistence upon rising before daylight. We would traipse out into the dark of night and almost had the city to ourselves. Jack also adored my two cats, Audrey and Roberta and they adored him. I created a facebook page for them and we garnered close to 500 fans most who did not know me, but fell in love with Audrey, Roberta and One-eyed Jack. The house seems a lot emptier now and it will take awhile for a new normal to emerge. I have already been asked if I am going to get another dog. It is too soon to even contemplate that right now but if I do – I will adopt another senior dog as they need homes, aren’t nearly as cute as puppies but it is the right thing to do. Thank you all for caring about One-eyed Jack. It means a lot to me.

Stone Zoo – 2018 December 16, 2018

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Our last mini-zoocation stop was the Stone Zoo in Stoneham MA. Lots of improvements to this 26 acre facility since we were there last year. A new entrance, several new exhibit animals, two amorous jaguars and of course twin snow leopard cubs made for an ideal visit. We will be back next year for sure.