Wild Animal Park

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The San Diego Wild Animal Park is…WILD!

I would totally recommend going here instead of the San Diego Zoo if you had to pick and choose. The first time I went to the Zoo at Balboa Park, it was hit or miss if I would actually see the animal in their exhibit. At the Park, I didn’t have that problem. At least not on this trip.

The Park offers many different options for you too see the animals. I chose to walk around the park to witness the 3000+ animals in their natural environment. There are many exhibits such as The Nariobi Village, Condor Ridge, Heart of Africa and my favorite, Lion Camp.

The park also offers different tours to see the exhibits and to interact with the animals. These tours have an additional fee which you’ll need to check when you first enter the park. Some of the different tours include: Journey Into Africa – A tour ride that will take you into the wilds of Africa to observe animals in their naturalistic environment. Rolling Safari – A unique two hour tour that takes you on an off road path using Segway X2. Photo Caravans – A Safari tour where you get a unique opportunity to go into the heart of the Wild Animal Park and feed giraffe’s or rhinoceros.

When my family comes down to visit in late May, I’m definitely taking them here and will undoubtedly do one or two of these tours. For this trip, walking gave me the best opportunity to take some great photos of the park and animals. Here are a few of my favorites.

Enjoy!
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  • nice pictures! What kind of camera did you use?

  • Kim Lmrx

    A gorgeous day for a walk in the Wild Animal Park! Great pictures of the animals – it's like you were sitting there chillin' with them!

  • I used a Canon Rebel XTi with 70-300mm lens. All pictures shot in RAW and edited in Lightroom 1.4.

  • Thanks Kim! These animals are awesome up close and in a natural environment. The cheetah was actually eyeing the tour bus. Of course they were safe but it was interesting to see the animal doing its thing.

  • ellen

    very cool pics! and it looks like a fun place to go! we'll have to check that out some time this year! 🙂

  • I thought about bringing you here when you guys come down but I'm not sure if Tobey and Joshua will be up for this. It requires a lot of walking.

  • Nice Shots Edwin! I am impressed. What kind of lens are you using in these shots? BTW , I like the new look of your blog.

  • Thanks Drew! I shot these with the Canon 70-300mm telephoto lens.

    As for the new theme, I can't I found this theme. I was ready to spend some $$$ on a Photo theme and I came across this. Its FREE and very customizable. It can be changed into a 1, 2 or 3 column theme plus you can add different headers and a background. Thanks again for commenting and checking it out.

  • Thanks Drew! I shot these with the Canon 70-300mm telephoto lens.

    As for the new theme, I was ready to spend some $$$ on a Photo theme and I came across this. Its FREE and very customizable. It can be changed into a 1, 2 or 3 column theme plus you can add different headers, change font colors and the background. You can read about it more by clicking on the theme link at the bottom of the page.

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