King's Glare

October 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

King's GlareKing's GlareHow would you like to be on the other end of this glare in the wild?

 

How would you like to be on the other end of this glare in the wild?

 


The King of Brookfield

October 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The King of BrookfieldThe King of BrookfieldPatience....patience is the lesson behind this image. I went straight to the big cats enclosure on this cool, seasonal day at Brookfield Zoo in hopes of finding Zenda, the lion, up and moving around. Unfortunately, both Zenda and Isis, were sleeping as usual. We moved on and visited the rest of the zoo. I had plans to visit them before we left for a second chance and we did just that but, again, they were sleeping in a different location. My wife took the kids to the gift shop while I kept hopeful. Eventually Isis woke up and sat regally but Zenda was still resting. After about 30 more minutes, Zenda showed signs of movement. He woke, stood, and stretched but then moved to the tunnel leading to their indoor enclosure. I waited another 15 minutes or so and finally he came out. He looked out at the zoo goers and gave us all this majestic roar and look. Wow, you can almost feel the roar looking at this image. It was worth the wait!

 

Patience....patience is the lesson behind this image. I went straight to the big cats enclosure on this cool, seasonal day at Brookfield Zoo in hopes of finding Zenda, the lion, up and moving around. Unfortunately, both Zenda and Isis, were sleeping as usual. We moved on and visited the rest of the zoo. I had plans to visit them before we left for a second chance and we did just that but, again, they were sleeping in a different location. My wife took the kids to the gift shop while I kept hopeful. Eventually Isis woke up and sat regally but Zenda was still resting. After about 30 more minutes, Zenda showed signs of movement. He woke, stood, and stretched but then moved to the tunnel leading to their indoor enclosure. I waited another 15 minutes or so and finally he came out. He looked out at the zoo goers and gave us all this majestic roar and look. Wow, you can almost feel the roar looking at this image. It was worth the wait!

 


Solar Eclipse Over Bloomington Illinois

August 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Solar Eclipse Over Bloomington IllinoisSolar Eclipse Over Bloomington IllinoisAn image of the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017 as seen over Bloomington, IL. Unfortunately we had some clouds and rain in the forecast so I didn't get images earlier on during the event, which I regret. However, I did manage this image as the moon continued to pass by the sun. I still love this image and the experience. The universe is amazing!

An image of the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017 as seen over Bloomington, IL. Unfortunately we had some clouds and rain in the forecast so I didn't get images earlier on during the event, which I regret. However, I did manage this image as the moon continued to pass by the sun. I still love this image and the experience. The universe is amazing!


Pretty Summer Colors

August 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Pretty Summer ColorsPretty Summer ColorsAnimals aren't the only photo opportunities at Brookfield Zoo. Make sure you enjoy the grounds, beautiful landscaping, and even this busy bee.

 

Animals aren't the only photo opportunities at Brookfield Zoo. Make sure you enjoy the grounds, beautiful landscaping, and even this busy bee.

 


Brookfield Zoo Giraffe 1

August 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Brookfield Zoo Giraffe 1Brookfield Zoo Giraffe 1The giraffe at Brookfield were feeling quite sassy with many faces being made. They are truly one of the most majestic animals to view in person and stand by. They are my wife's favorite animal to see at the zoo.

 

The giraffe at Brookfield were feeling quite sassy with many faces being made. They are truly one of the most majestic animals to view in person and stand by. They are my wife's favorite animal to see at the zoo.