Thursday, May 26, 2005

FACE-OFF AT THE ZOO

These are just two of the very distinctive birds that can be seen at the zoo.  The peacocks run loose while the crowned crane has the entire African Rift giraffe enclosure to play around in.  

Sometimes we get so caught up in our excitement at seeing new and exotic creatures that we forget that we are not the only observers at the zoo.  The crowned crane watched me with a very intense gaze the whole time I was there.  It moved only to make room for this curious antelope who came to investigate the source of the flashing light.

This mountain goat kid is only 5 days old and it is already climbing around on the rocks.  It was born right there at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the zoo staff is just as proud of the little one as its parents are.

Some things are the same, no matter what the species!

16 comments:

joolsinwa said...

LOL  yup, the men snooze while the women keep a eye on things!!
~ Julie~ http://journals.aol.com/joolsinwa/randommusingsofmymind

tc01hm said...

Thanks, Dorn!  Comic expressions and attitudes! The crane shots are a lot of fun!
Nice work!

riverdaughter196 said...

That crane looks angry!!  I love your photos.  They are so wonderful.  You're a very good photographer.  

demandnlilchit said...

That 3rd shots just puts me over the edge......talk about bird attitude! lmaooooooo

rap4143 said...

Love the close ups!!! What expressions!!!

labdancer51 said...

How typical, the lion sleeps while the lioness stays alert....that`s men for you ! :-)

Sandra xxx

smjr43 said...

Dorn, I never made it to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo while we lived there, but got to go to the Denver Zoo, probably 3-4 times.  I loved it, just like my daughter did.  We loved to go.  Always enjoyed the Denver Museum of Natural History also.
The IMAX theater there is awesome, although some of it did make me feel kind of carsick, lol.   As usual, your photos are wonderful!!!!

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mariebm56 said...

Wonderful photos....love the bird closeups the best!

cneinhorn said...

oh these were great! ,love the faces!

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astaryth said...

These were GREAT Dorn! Makes me think I may have to pop over to the zoo either this Sat or next (whichever one I happen to get off <g>) and get some pics. Unfortunately my little camera doesn't get me the great zoom in shots that yours does :(
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mkolasa101 said...

What an absolutely wonderful idea - Face-Off At The Zoo.  When I saw the title I never even thought I would end up staring into the faces of these birds.  Great photos too.  

Marlene-PurelyPoetry

sunflowerkat321 said...

I just LOVED these.  I think I see the destination for my next day trip....
:)

WONDERFUL!!!!!

boiseladie said...

Too funny... the lions!

tmaccarone said...

Great Pictures!
tmaccarone

thelmacms said...

Pictures were great, the notes about each picture were true and honest. It's a great entry.

heillim34 said...

These photos are extraordinary! My brother sent this to my email and I have to applaud the photographer for seeing such beauty and sharing it!

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