New Year’s Eve at Melbourne Zoo was hot, but the otter’s enclosure is well shaded.
Christmas at Melbourne Zoo is a time to get some beautiful photographs on our friends.
I visited the zoo at lunchtime, and caught this lemur sitting in the shadow, avoiding the harsh sunlight that we can see in the background. I like how much detail I captured in the shadow, and the separation of the lemur’s muzzle. The A1 managed to focus on the lemur’s eyes, despite the significant difference in brightness between the lemur and the background.
This image was shot with the Sony 200-600mm G lens at 312mm on a Sony A1, at f/6.3 1/2000 ISO 1250 (on auto ISO). The image is uncropped – thought you’d like to see the whole frame, including the lemur’s fingers.
A juvenile meerkat practicing his security guard pose.
Three young otters. Two dry, one wet – they are always one or the otter…
The adult male hamadryas baboon has a distinctive hairdo – he’s the original big-haired boss
Snow leopard cubs investigating smells.
A tiger strolls by