Last weekend I ended up going to the Melbourne Zoo. I like the Melbourne Zoo as it is very conservation focused. The animals have a decent sized cages and they try to mimic the environment they would be in. As an example, the Sumatran tiger lives in a small Asian jungle and the path to and from it looks like you are entering said jungle with lots of warning signs in Balinese or Javanese or some other language from Indonesia in which I’m ignorant in (recognizing and understanding).
I am a zoo member because I feel we need to protect the animals and endangered species, and this is the way I can contribute to it. Getting free access to the zoos is a added feature to the work I’m funding.
It was a warm day and families were out and about visiting the zoo. I was out and about to have the opportunity to take photos of the animals I help protect. I took a lot of photos and it was a lot of fun, but my yield was not as high as I have had lately. It was less than 10% when I have been able to make it to just over 20%.
Below are the ones I likes most and some will likely go into the 2024 calendar. I will also submit some of them to the Zoo as part of their annual calendar competition: the best submitted photos of their animals or wild life go into the calendar they distribute every year to members (and probably sell at their gift shops).