Philadelphia Zoo Opportunity For Artist

Philadelphia Zoo is an opportunity for me to collect data adding to my research. Through photography and notes I gather what I need to paint and draw animals. Looking for reptiles and primates on this trip. We’re here early so we can park close, I’m so excited to see and photograph as many as I can.

The animals practically meet you at the door. I love it here, I’m taking in as much as I can. What a feast for your eyes the grounds have beautiful landscaping with fountains and sculpture that weaves through the animal exhibits.

Photographing The Philadelphia Zoo

This is an opportunity I have been waiting for. There are many zoos to go to and I take a lot of pictures. Yes, I do photograph some of the same species over and over again. They are all different because just like us they have different personalities. That is what I’m looking for in my animals subjects because there are no two that are the same.

We come up on the reptile house and I don’t hesitate to get started. I watch to see how the animals react some hide from the people gawking through the glass. Than you have the ones who could careless and then the best ones are the ones that interact with us.

The opportunity is that I may never see these animals again and I want to soak it all in. Which will be my next painting or drawing time will tell.

My favorites at the Philadelphia Zoo

 

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Fountain at the zoo

 

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Reptile house

 

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Coiled Snake

 

These snake photographs show me how the texture of their scales curve when the coil, stretch and slither.

 

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This Copper Head has beautiful color and look at that face.

 

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Wow look a this massive body this one has.

 

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Resting is the best way to see the rattle snake.

 

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Look up into the trees to see this coiled Green Boa

 

The lizards were just as in repressive as I photographed them.

 

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Catching some heat.

 

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Soaking up the heat is when you get an opportunity to photograph them.

 

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He has no where to be.

 

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Chameleon will change in front of your eyes, best at camouflage

 

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Basking

 

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Check out this guy. Dwarf Crocodile.

 

Moving on here are some of the other animals that I could not resist taking pictures of.

 

 

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Massive Tortoises

 

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Silver back outside enjoying the day and the treats.

 

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Not sharing…not sorry

 

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This is as close as I could get with my zoom. Mama and new baby.

 

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Food is life.

 

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It’s good to be the king.

 

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Nothing like a good scratch.

 

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Life is just better with bears to draw.

 

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Red Panda trying to take an afternoon nap.

 

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Like you have nothing better to do.

 

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Just playing a little ball.

 

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I love the massive Rhino and here they are with the herding animals like zebras.

 

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Love this guy so much photographed him twice.

 

 

These photographs are just a few of the hundreds of photos I take of animals. The Philadelphia Zoo a great place to gather research on the animals you don’t see in your everyday life.

 

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