Thursday, August 25, 2016

Day at the Zoo - Photo Set

























Water Lilly. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Recently, my wife and I took a trip to the amazing North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, only about an hour and a half from our home in Raleigh. It was a perfect day, not a cloud in the sky, bright blue, humid and warm (hot by the afternoon). The zoo is the largest natural habitat zoo in the world, with beautiful enclosures containing flora indigenous from the animals’ homes. In addition, the park is divided into two major geographical sections: North America and Africa.

We intended to enter on the North American side, saving the “traditional zoo animals” (Africa) for the second half of the day, which we did accomplish, but only after a 20 min hike from the African parking lot to the North American entrance. Later, we realized, laughing, that we had missed the turn to drive to the North American parking lot, but it meant a shorter walk when we were ready to leave!

I took a number of photos at the park, but due to the heat of the day, many of the animals were lounging in the shade, making it difficult to capture them well. However, as I mentioned, there were many beautiful flowers and plants to see that were much more photogenic. My favorite exhibit was a large tropical aviary, containing brightly colored birds and vegetation. It was very humid inside, but well worth the effort. I hope that you enjoy this photo set from our day at the zoo!

Day at the Zoo - Photo Set:



Blue Sky. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Scarlet Ibis. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Feeling Tropical. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Huge Ferns! Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Anthurium. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Three Friends. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Lilly Pads. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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—Charles
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