I wrapped up my vacation last week with a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo–the oldest in the country, dating back to 1874. I strolled through the 42-acre Victorian Gardens in an 85 degree heat that assured anyone who had been in doubt, that summer had finally arrived to Philadelphia after a chilly and wet May.

The Zoo is home to 1300 rare animals and I spent my afternoon there capturing some of them with my new Canon Rebel Xsi DSLR. While many of them were doing their best to keep out of the hot sun or cat napping, others like the African elephants, flamingo and giraffe were out soaking it up. I’ll have more pictures up this weekend, but here a few to start with. Click on any picture below to view a larger version.

Amur Leopard
Snow Leopard
Asiatic Black Bear

2 Responses to “Zootopia”

  1. SARA says:

    awesome! Love the penguins 🙂

    They’re my new background at work!

  2. Dream Baby Dream says:

    You caught some gorgeous pictures of those animals…