Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hear Me Roar

Today, Megan, Weston and I went to the Columbus Zoo to see the brand new baby elephant, born on March 27th. He was on display from 11:00 to 1:00. We arrived, and there were dozens and dozens adults plus an army of children lined up at the zoo gate just to buy tickets. We bypassed that, being members, and thought we were in like Flynn. We walked to the elephant building, saw another huge line winding around the building, and then spotted a "one hour wait from here" sign. Whew!

Needless to say we didn't wait in line, giving me time to capture this image of the Zoo's male Lion.


  1. Ha!
    Welcome to the world of parenting and grandparenting! Luckily, you won't find lines at most of the Natural outdoor spaces you frequent.

  2. Too bad about the elephant, but that's a great lion photo!

  3. Is that a roar or a yawn? :)
    Nice capture and perfect light!

  4. It is special, I think, to see this photo of the lion. Though surrounded by a metal cage, he is alive and hopefully, does get out and about in his Lion's Neighborhood. I assume the zoo there has a naturalized area for wildlife. Some do. Some do not. I didn't try to look it up. Was it King's Island that used to have a train ride through a nature park? I had forgotten about that until I read you talking about long lines to see the baby elephant.

    This is a nice photograph of the lion, Tom.

  5. Hi Barb-

    Thanks very much, it has been fun so far.

    Mary, thank you very much.

    Bernie- Well, it wasn't quite a yawn. It was more like a silent roard.

    Abe- I'm not sure, it has been a while since I've been to Kings Island. Thanks very much. This lion is pretty much in a giant cage, complete with bars. The area that I was shooting from was elevated, and had smaller bars, which allowed me to defocus them pretty well. The enclosure is well planted, with plenty of space for him to roam, although at times, it did seem as if he were pacing.


  6. I didn't realize you had this separate photography blog, Tom. I absolutely love this photo. Looks like you got him in some nice evening sun.