Monday, April 29, 2013
A Day at the Washington, D.C. Zoo
We just got back from spending a trip in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Even though this was my second time there, it felt like a totally new experience. The first time I visited the city, I was a chaperone with a group of 25 amazing youth, this time I was visiting with Joe.
We did and saw a lot in DC, so I decided to divide the almost 1,000 photos I took into different categories for my posts. This first post is about the zoo, one of the most amazing zoos I've ever visited. I'm not always a fan of zoos, but this is quite fabulous and definitely has the wellbeing of the animals as their top priority! I'm still amazed at the fact that it is free and that you just walk into it, without having to go through any kind of gate, checkpoint, etc. Inside the zoo, we wandered the many trails, seeing animals in some of the habitats and not being so lucky in others. I love that about this zoo, and about the more conservation-oriented zoos: the habitats are so big and so well-designed, animals don't have to always be on display, exposed to people's noise, children's screams, and camera flashes.
Here are some of my favorite shots from our day at the zoo. I hope you enjoy them. For more fun photos, visit my Etsy store at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorldPhotosByPaola or my website at: www.worldphotosbypaola.com.