After a long work week, this weekend has been all about relaxing, decompressing and catching up on things. One of the things that I needed to catch up on was my Tivo. I was behind a couple of weeks on all of my shows – Hawaii Five-O, The Event, Criminal Minds, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Caprica. I spent pretty much all day Saturday getting caught up on all of these.
Today, with the weather being so nice, I headed out to the Wild Animal Park. It’s been awhile since I last photographed anything so what better way to spend my afternoon at one of my favorite places with my camera.
This also gave me the opportunity to use the 70-200mm lens again. I’m absolutely loving the images coming out of this lens.
While doing the Journey Into Africa Tour a couple of weeks ago at W.A.P, we had a brief encounter with this little guy on the trail. He was actually “outside the fences” so I’m not really sure he was part of the attraction. Nonetheless, he gave us a great photo opportunity.
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.
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/
This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to join the Flores Family on their family trip to the Wild Animal Park in Escondido, Ca. It was their first time visiting the park, so I was sort’ve their guide. With 7 kids to look after, it was definitely a different experience. But one that I thoroughly enjoyed.