365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 17- The Zoo

Today Jayson and I went on our photographers exhibition to Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Many a photo was taken. Jayson really likes animals and animal documentaries and would love to be a wildlife photographer some day. I’m more into people photography, portraiture, but I took a bunch of photos today anyway.

It was particularly hard to choose today’s favourite, but there it is, a meerkat. One of my favourite animals, Meerkats never cease to amaze me. This guy, just having a chill out on his belly.

The Zoo was quite packed today and we were roastin’, it was up around the 30 degree mark, but it was a great day, I had a blast. It was nice to get out there, take photos and forget that I have to go back to teaching in less than two weeks and I still haven’t finished all the work I have to do before going back.

Today was a day of fun and distraction. Tomorrow I’ll work, I’ll have too, surely.

I’ll do another post later on with some of my other favourite photos from today.

365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 10- Reptiles and the like

Today I headed home from Newcastle. My partner who accompanied me had never been to Newcastle and on the trip home we decided to stop in at the Australian Reptile Park near Gosford. It was the best decision we could’ve made. We had an awesome time taking photos of all the animals and just generally being excited to be “traveling”.

I’ve always really loved frogs. I used to scoop them out of my pool when I was little and they would be just floating around in there. I’d keep them with me on the grass for the day then let them run free, hoping to find them hanging out in the pool again the next day. I am especially fond of green tree frogs as they just seem so chilled out to me.

Today’s photo was a hard decision as there were so many to choose from but we settled on this one because the guy in focus is just having a nice chill session on his log with some friends.

Enjoy fellow frog lovers!

365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 6- Animal Documentaries and Photography

Today was spent in the city (Sydney) with one of my best friends Jayson. I have known Jayson for about 4-5 years now. We met at a part time job we were working while we were both still at University. We discovered, after a short time, that we are quite similar and thus have been friends ever since. In one of the hardest years of my life last year, Jayson was there, he’s been there through great, life changing times, and horrible, life changing times. It sounds corny, but I know that we’ll always be friends. We’ll be old grandma and grandpa listening to Triple J and watching animal documentaries together.

Jays and I went into Sydney today to watch a documentary at the IMAX theatre called “Born to be Wild”. Many things made this an excellent doco, mainly that Morgan Freeman narrated it, but also that it showed two women who have spent their lives saving orphaned animals, one saving elephants in Kenya, the other saving orangutans in Borneo. Some amazing people doing amazing things and it makes me want to get out there and take some risks to help these animals.

We also went into Sydney to take photos. Jays just recently got a Nikon D5100, one model up from my Nikon D5000 and wanted to test it out. Unfortunately it was quite a grey day in Sydney today, but we still had fun. We rode the monorail, many times, got annoyed at Sydney Aquarium for no longer letting teachers in free, met some nice foreigners (hey Jays?). The photo is Jays on the monorail, you can see Centrepoint Tower (which I think it’s now commercialised state is called Sydney Tower) in the background. All in all it was a great day, and I’m exhausted. We’re heading to Taronga Zoo in a few weeks to take more photos so stay tuned.