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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Zoo Visit

Sooo cute baby wombat!!

I recently visited Australia Zoo solely to photograph animals to use as reference for my art. I was particularly interested in photographing the Sumatran tigers and was disappointed that I was only able to photograph them through glass. My best photos were of the elephants, wombats (so cute I would love to adopt one) and cassowaries. I am still working on a collection of pastel works themed boats, pelicans and water which I hope to exhibit next year. If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is


  1. I know what you mean Sally. I have been to the Zoo so many times to get those wonderful photos. and there they are snuggled in a corner with no hope of getting a good shot. I sympathise.

    Love the cute Wombat. gorgeous.

  2. Its a shame when the glass gets in the way, I had hoped to get some great shots of gorillas and the reflections ruined them. I love the wombat I could imagine taking it for a walk in the park:)

  3. Thanks for your comments Sam and Dors. The wombat and her baby were put on a low trolly and taken through the zoo to some lovely fresh green grass which they apparently seem to enjoy as a treat the way we enjoy chocolate. To get pics of the tigers without a glass barrier I could pay @ $150 for a personal tour but my budget didn't stretch that far on the day. Maybe next time. Or maybe go on African safari!!


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