I Heart Gorillas

I Heart Gorillas.

Next to the Lion Camp and Cheetah exhibits, I love watching the Gorillas at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. I’ve always been fascinated by them since I was a little kid and being able to see them in such a close proximity has been a dream come true. I can literally sit for hours just watching them interact with each other.

Here are few facts about Gorillas:

– Gorillas are the largest of the living primates.

-The DNA of gorillas is 98%–99% identical to that of a human, and they are the next closest living relatives to humans after the chimpanzee species.

-Gorillas live in tropical or subtropical forests.

For more information, check out the Wikipedia on Gorillas.


Schmap San Diego Guide Inclusion

About two weeks ago, I received a message on Flickr from Emma Williams, the Managing Editor of Schmap Guides, indicating that one of my photos was on the short list that was being considered for the Eighth Edition of the Schmap San Diego Guide. All I needed to do was reply back indicating my approval to include it for consideration, which I gladly did.

The other day, I received an email verifying that my photo was chosen to be included in the upcoming edition. You can’t even imagine how psyched I am about this! Below is the photo that will be included in the San Diego guide for the Wild Animal Park.


You can check out the guide for the Wild Animal Park here:


For those that do not know about Schmap, they are a publisher of digital travel guides for 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Their guides can be downloaded from their site or browsed online with verisons optimized for iPhone and Nokia users. For more information, check out their website: http://www.schmap.com/

Tobey – Golf Swing Sequence


I met up with my brother-in-law Ramel and nephew Tobey at the golf range after lunch today. Tobey is pretty active in different sports like gymnastics, swimming, tennis, karate and of course, golf. I took some pictures of his swing and finally had the opportunity to use the 6.3 fps (frames per second) of the 50D. With the exception of wearing two gloves (my dads influence on him), he’s not doing to bad.

Tiger Woods in the making? I think he’s heading in the right direction. 🙂