Going through all the photos on my computer I decided I needed to back track a little bit & share our First Anniversary Pictures! We had a blast traveling up & down the California coast. I wanted to dedicate this post to one of the days spent down in San Diego at the San Diego Zoo!
FYI Kids get in free all of October, which is a good side note to have whether or not you have kids 😉
Reasons why I’d go back to San Diego Zoo:
- The place is huge- you can get through everything is one day but you can’t really soak it all in, it would be a blast to try one of the “Special Experiences” next time
- Not only is the place huge but the animals are ACTIVE! They’re not all sleeping around & hiding, they’re out and about
- I’m all about the babies! I’d love to go back when more babies are born
My favorite were the Panda Bears (all of the bears) of course 🙂 we actually waited for over an hour for the Polar Bear but for some reason he wasn’t in the exhibit that day, so the Polar Bear Statue was the closest I got
If I hadn’t played Zoo Tycoon growing up I would called these creatures aliens but the striped guy is actually an Okapi & the longed-neck creatures are Gerenuks! (In Somali meaning “Long-Necked)
Otter Play date
Flamingos & their gorgeous colors
Always the classic Zebra and Giraffe, I’ll never get over their patterns
Pretty sure if I had a Koala napping on my lap all day work would be a breeze everyday
Look at that Toucan #hearteyes
So many different aviaries inside the Zoo! I was in Bird Heaven!
I’d choose spending a day with a Gorilla over an Orangutan ANY DAY. But I didn’t think it was fair to just be snapping pics of the Gorillas while the Orangutans just watched. So anywho I faced my fear (yes I have an actual fear) walked right up to the glass where this gal was sitting, I held up my camera & she gave me THE BIGGEST smile ever. Not even a year year later, Janey, passed away due to heart complications- I was happy I would have this memory of her.
Shane’s favorite part of the Zoo were all the reptile exhibits, they have anything and everything
All the cats were cool, & all of my pics have the same wire fence in front…
Momma & Baby Hippo sleeping
One thing I am really going to focus on is my camera work, one reason why I hadn’t posted anything from the Zoo was because I honestly didn’t like any of the pictures I took. As soon as I started following The San Diego Zoo on Instagram I instantly wanted to burn all of the photos, go back and take new ones. I’ve always wanted to get behind the scenes of this zoo & be able to capture the types of photos that on on their IG, maybe one day I’ll be able to 😉
Thanks for reading!