October 24, 2015 … to the zoo

Rarely do I do zoo photos.


Otters waiting for fish to arrive

Yesterday, however, the school where our grandchildren Maggie and Cooper attend had a “teacher only” day. I volunteered to look after them for a few hours and asked them what they would like to do. They voted for the zoo.  And so it came to pass.


Capuchin monkey threatens to blow the place up with his mortar unless bananas are delivered immediately.

Wellington’s zoo is small, but well presented, and as zoos go, is among the more humane in the space it provides its animals.


The percussion monkey at play

Not every activity in the zoo is related to animals, and Cooper liked the recycling exhibit which gave him a great drum set to play.


Golden Lion Tamarin

I enjoyed watching the smaller primates at play and the Golden Lion Tamarin is amongst the most photogenic.

That’s all for now.


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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One Response to October 24, 2015 … to the zoo

  1. gcberger says:

    You missed your calling!!
    It was a nail-biter today, but NZ is in the RWC 2015 finals

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