Category Archives: Zoos 2013 – 2014

A Blast From The Past – Swan Abstract

I was looking at some old images the other day and came across this one again.

Do you see the swan? So many people don’t see him until I point out his eye.

zoo photography black and white
1/320 sec – f/5.6 – ISO 200 – 79mm – EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS – Canon EOS Rebel Xti

I met this guy in January of 2013 as he “guarded” his lion friend at the Brit Spaugh Zoo in Great Bend, Ks.  He was wondering up and down the walkway along side the lion’s enclosure and wouldn’t let me get to near. Every time I tried to get close to the lion this swan would snap at my ankles and bite my pant leg and monopod.  At one point he even held onto my pant leg and tried to pull me away!

I have nicknamed him “The Lion’s Guardian”. I wonder if he’s still hanging around there?


Behind Bars

Good afternoon; I trust you are all having an awesome Monday!

I have spent today digging through a file of pictures from last month that I hadn’t gotten back to yet.

I didn’t find anything too earth shattering but did find a couple more from The Rolling Hills zoo near Salina, Ks.


Sometimes you can’t get past those bars and you just have to make them part of your image.

And sometimes it’s kind of fun to play with black and white!