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An afternoon at the zoo

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I visited the Miam Metro Zoo this weekend for the first time in more than 20 years and was able to put my Canon 300mm F/4L IS lens to good use.

But I wish I had not forgotten my 1.4x lens extender because is some cases, 300mm was still not long enough to get the close

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I visited the Miam Metro Zoo this weekend for the first time in more than 20 years and was able to put my Canon 300mm F/4L IS lens to good use.

But I wish I had not forgotten my 1.4x lens extender because is some cases, 300mm was still not long enough to get the close-ups that I wanted.

However, it was the perfect length for many of these photos, which can be enlarged by clicking on them.

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For some reason, this lowland gorilla reminded me of the cops who arrested me. Thankfully, there was a moat that separated us.

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I captured these Bengal tigers during feeding time as a zoo worker tossed them a piece of raw meat. (click on link to see more photos).

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It turns out, the lowland gorillas are actually very gentle creatures who pick their nose when they think nobody is watching.

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These monkeys are called Siamang and they spend their days on a small island swinging from trees.

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The white handed gibbons are kept on another island next to the Siamang island and they also spend their days swinging from trees. Obviously, desegregation hasn’t reached the zoo.

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The Indian elephants are slightly smaller than the African elephants.

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This Asian bear looked as if he was sleeping off an MSG-laden meal.

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The chimpanzees were not too social because most of them were sleeping, but I was able to capture this hand through a dirty glass.

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The Malayan Tapir

The following pictures are of a waterfall inside the zoo.

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