Portrait of a Roar

October 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Portrait of a RoarPortrait of a RoarJust a simple black and white portrait of Zenda, the Lion, at Brookfield, Zoo.

 

Just a simple black and white portrait of Zenda, the Lion, at Brookfield, Zoo.

 


Lion Love

October 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Lion LoveLion LoveZenda and Isis demonstrated this public display of affection. I felt very lucky to capture this exchange. This was a super sweet moment where the two snuggled and licked each other. It was an unmistakable display of love and affection.

 

Zenda and Isis demonstrated this public display of affection. I felt very lucky to capture this exchange. This was a super sweet moment where the two snuggled and licked each other. It was an unmistakable display of love and affection.

 


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!