The Calgary Zoo

Photos

This is a collection of photos from my last few zoo visits; I thought I would share them on here. The best time to get photos at the zoo is right when they open: the animals are most active and the light is usually the most interesting. Try to shoot with something at least 200mm and use large apertures to blur the background and isolate the subject. Doing this will have the added benefit of blurring the fence between you and the animal to the point of it disappearing most times. Always try to shoot from the same eye level as whatever you are shooting and keep the eyes in focus. Sometimes you may have to stay at one exhibit for 10-20 mins before you really get a shot worth keeping; so don’t be discouraged.

By | 2013-04-26T09:19:11+00:00 September 19th, 2012|Animals|449 Comments

449 Comments

  1. Patricia Awapara September 19, 2012 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Gorgeous pictures!

    • Ann Louise September 19, 2012 at 11:22 am - Reply

      I love your work! What a gift you have 🙂

  2. humanTriumphant September 19, 2012 at 8:07 am - Reply

    How fun, the way you capture the expressions of the moods (or create projection opportunities)!

  3. Fantastic photos, as always, love the black and white ones, they are oozing with personality! G 🙂

  4. Mandy September 19, 2012 at 8:08 am - Reply

    The gorilla portrait is inspired. The way you’ve cropped it and the coloring – just genius.

    • michaellemme September 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      I agree, gorilla and zebra are my 2 favorite. Great work.

      • WrestlingPollyanna.com September 20, 2012 at 6:52 am - Reply

        The gorilla is haunting! Great photo. …and the baby tiger – so cute! Spectacular photos all.

  5. digitalcaligraphy September 19, 2012 at 8:08 am - Reply

    These are amazing! Love the gorilla!

  6. JM September 19, 2012 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Great photos, I love the lighting of the zebra!

  7. youjivinmeturkey September 19, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

    AMAZING SHOTS, Dude!!!
    Simply AMAZING!!!
    “Good Eye, Good Eye”
    hehehe
    LOVE IT!
    -BRAD

  8. thegoldenjournalblog September 19, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

    beautiful clicks!

  9. themightyf September 19, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

    That picture of the red panda could single-handedly bring about world peace. Thanks for sharing!

  10. wilddesireschat September 19, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

    The tigers are nice, but the Zebra is down right awesome.. *smiling*

  11. April L Lyon September 19, 2012 at 8:11 am - Reply

    beautiful…amazing pictures…

  12. snipswit September 19, 2012 at 8:12 am - Reply

    All are great shots but love the zebra and gorilla!!

  13. Tina September 19, 2012 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness (!) I’m so excited to see this post! I’m a member at the Calgary Zoo, but I must say – I have never snapped such gorgeous shots of the wildlife there. You have definitely inspired me with your photographs! (I would also need to upgrade my lenses!!) but wow !! Great job – I want to say well done!!

  14. Painter Lady September 19, 2012 at 8:13 am - Reply

    This tells me that I need to get down to the zoo more often!!

  15. Lakin Konieczny September 19, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Stunning pictures. You really have an eye for photography.

  16. triedtestedandtruemommy September 19, 2012 at 8:19 am - Reply

    These photos are stunning! You have a true gift!

  17. Kiki September 19, 2012 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Beautiful! And great tips re: fence and shooting at eye level. Makes me want to visit our local zoo soon…

  18. Rad change September 19, 2012 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Your photography is awesome! I especially love the zebra!!

  19. nakitaaudrey September 19, 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Stunning photos!

  20. amoonfull September 19, 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

    these are absolutely beautiful. I love that first shot the most!

  21. robinspr September 19, 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

    I am a good for animals, and these photos are fantastic examples of why!
    Robin
    lifeducation.com

  22. hunting for bliss September 19, 2012 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I love the expressions you’ve captured. The gorilla is sort of haunting.

  23. cantonollores September 19, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Wonderful shots, looking forward to showing my daughter 🙂

  24. John September 19, 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Awesome, I love the tigers and snow leopard?

  25. kilkennycat September 19, 2012 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Magnificent photos!

  26. heytherefriends September 19, 2012 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Wow, these are really lovely!

  27. Amanda Lynn September 19, 2012 at 8:37 am - Reply

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful. This is such inspiring work. I feel like the gorilla is looking straight into me and I can’t get enough of that photo! You are an amazing photographer!!

  28. bruceczopek September 19, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Great work, Patrick. And thank you for the tips. Most appreciated.

  29. polly September 19, 2012 at 8:41 am - Reply

    lovely photos

  30. smittenwithhim September 19, 2012 at 8:41 am - Reply

    These pictures are AMAZING!
    I love the gorilla – such human eyes

  31. unclerave September 19, 2012 at 8:42 am - Reply

    A mixture of sorrow and anger in the gorilla’s eyes. — YUR

  32. gamesandmovieswithgnm September 19, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Those are awesome pictures! The gorilla pic stands out to me though, because I can imagine myself sitting there getting frustrated trying to get a pic like that. Those are all great pics!

  33. graphicjuice September 19, 2012 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos! I love the zebra. I also love that you are so encouraging to other photographers! Your tips are great because photography can be so overwhelming in the beginning.

  34. TheWhiteRamekins September 19, 2012 at 8:48 am - Reply

    amazing capture of the wildlife…awesome

  35. erinparker75 September 19, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    the gorilla shot…wow.

  36. littlewifeontheprairie September 19, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    These are truly amazing shots!

  37. clumsyshutter September 19, 2012 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Love the eyes!! Beautiful collection!

  38. musingsofmoss September 19, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    These pictures are amazing especially the one of the gorillas eyes – they look so human! Please keep dishing out the photography tips, they are always helpful 🙂

  39. Sarah September 19, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    So beautiful! I think I have a blog-crush on you!

  40. leblogdemarie September 19, 2012 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Breathtaking images! Your work truly inspires me!

  41. ewilk7 September 19, 2012 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Your pictures are beautiful. They capture that certain moment, along with all of its emotions and energy, perfectly. Amazing.

  42. thislovelyplace September 19, 2012 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Beautiful! the baby tigers are adorable

  43. hodamaymay September 19, 2012 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Wooow, great photos 🙂

  44. khalidnobani September 19, 2012 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Khalid Nobani and commented:
    Great Photographs

  45. saneromeo September 19, 2012 at 9:23 am - Reply

    The picture of the Gorilla is fantastic! Eerily human eyes…Excellent job!

  46. jennifertan47 September 19, 2012 at 9:23 am - Reply

    These shots are STUNNING!! You have a real gift.

  47. crpeterson September 19, 2012 at 9:24 am - Reply

    These are absolutely breathtaking. The zebra and the gorilla are my favorites. How did you get so close to the zebra? Or was it just an amazing zoom lense?

  48. travelgardeneat September 19, 2012 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Not your usual zoo visit pics! Love them, and can’t wait to try and employ some of these techniques the next time we visit a zoo. ~ Kat B.

  49. berea12 September 19, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Breathtaking photos. So clear, vivid, and capturing the emotion of the animals. I especially love the eyes of the gorilla. It looks like he looking right at you, saying “What do you want?” Brilliant job. 🙂

  50. muchomonisia September 19, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    WOW that shot of the gorilla’s eyes is INCREDIBLE! Kind of spooky, too… so human-like

  51. Admin September 19, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    That picture of the gorilla is haunting. Almost a human expression.

  52. Cassandra September 19, 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

    The Zebra is AMAZING! Great work.

  53. Personal Concerns September 19, 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    uffff….those two cubs!! never seen such photos before!

  54. Elizabeth Lee September 19, 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Stunning. The image of the gorilla is absolutely haunting, and beautiful.

  55. Kim (klling) @ Tranquil Dreams September 19, 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Tigers and Red Panda….my faves! All the photos are amazing!

  56. petrel41 September 19, 2012 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Thanks!

    I was never in Calgary zoo. However, I once was close to it, and saw two belted kingfishers on a wire across the river.

  57. Mel September 19, 2012 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Wow, these are breathtaking.

  58. Red leather booth September 19, 2012 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  59. mlleieva September 19, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    wow !

  60. caprimontgomery September 19, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    You’re an amazingly good photo artist. It really looks as if you’re sitting right next to some of these animals so it takes the viewer inside there with you even though there’s a fence somewhere in there. Great images and wonderful art :).

  61. Dorothy Lynn September 19, 2012 at 10:13 am - Reply

    The zebra picture absolutely took my breath away. So gorgeous! And that gorilla photo is lovely. It always astounds me how beautiful and emotive their eyes are.

  62. kaylagulick September 19, 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Wow! Great shots!

  63. AYearOfTravel September 19, 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Wow, these don’t even look like they’re shots from the zoo. More like a wildlife trek. The gorilla photo is haunting! Love it.

  64. the marionette September 19, 2012 at 10:18 am - Reply

    This series of shots is excellent. You captured each creature’s unique beauty and I am loving every single one! I could gush more, of course, but shall stop here. 🙂 I am, however, very tempted to download and save them as my wallpaper! Great job!

  65. rynnasaryonnah September 19, 2012 at 10:20 am - Reply

    These photos are BEYOND AMAZING! I have no words. The zebra photo was so detailed. And the gorilla just looked so human. Especially the eyes.

  66. ayna September 19, 2012 at 10:22 am - Reply

    i envy your photos. all of them! great shots 🙂

  67. gabrielablandy September 19, 2012 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Those birds – with both their feet raised identically!

  68. paleoinpdx September 19, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Love these shots! Beautiful photography!

  69. Lyn Leahz September 19, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I love these! Great work!

  70. seattletravelmom September 19, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Wow. Very nice! And the animals are all so active! Love the photography advice as well. Do you copyright your photos, and if so, is there an easy way to do it? I’m starting out in the blogging world and would love any tips 🙂 Thanks!

  71. Jakz September 19, 2012 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Such beautiful details in your photos!

  72. rlkurstedt September 19, 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    You are so talented. Your photos make me smile. Thanks for that.

  73. amoghnatu September 19, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Those are really good clicks man! Loved the one with the eyes!! Good blog 🙂

  74. Mindy Bowman September 19, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Amazing! Every hair on the zebra is seen and accounted for! The gorilla’s eyes are spectacular!

  75. Estelle_0630 September 19, 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I love the Calgary Zoo! Beautiful images! My favorite is your gorilla image. Soulful eyes.

  76. melgallegos September 19, 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

    wow! Amazing photos 🙂

  77. Kristin September 19, 2012 at 10:51 am - Reply

    The gorilla and zebra photos moved me. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  78. whitejackalmedia September 19, 2012 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I’m sure you have been told this many times. But you, are an AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER. Reminds of my sisters ideas between contrast and depth within the image, having a deeper meaning kind of thing. I am looking forward to seeing more of your fantastic photos here to come. 🙂

  79. cooking with audrey September 19, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

    breathtaking, patrick!!! i’m humbled that you are a follower and reader. your work blows me away – this is particularly stunning!!! the gorilla eyes…. wow.

  80. Jin September 19, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

    OMGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWDDDDD!!! <3<3<3

  81. Simple Heart Girl September 19, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Gorgeous!

  82. Amy Nedrow September 19, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Amazing pictures! Absolutely amazing.

  83. artsifrtsy September 19, 2012 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Just stunning – I love the eyes – they seem to connect with you.

  84. SoundCk2MyLife September 19, 2012 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Sound Check 2 My Life and commented:
    Awesome shots! The look in their eyes, there’s a story to be told…

  85. Sweet Rains September 19, 2012 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Oh wow! Your photography is amazing! And I really appreciate the advice and tips you give. Absolutely stunning!

  86. elly1321 September 19, 2012 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Fantastic photos of the zoo animals! All of your photos are stunning but these ones- especially the big cat photos really speak to me. I also really like that you provide tips for people who might want to try their hand at taking more professional photos.

    Looking forward to seeing more posts from you!

  87. Angel September 19, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Like that you give tips. 🙂 You take such beautiful and creative photos. Ha! My zoo pics never turn out this good! 😉

  88. ctminnesota September 19, 2012 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Absolutely spectacular. I am in love with the Zebra shot…. You absolutely captured that animal’s soul. Beautiful.

  89. jamielynne82 September 19, 2012 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Stunning. Especially the gorilla eyes!!!

  90. David September 19, 2012 at 11:31 am - Reply

    A beautiful, beautiful set. Especially like the big cats.

  91. Jennie September 19, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    gorgeous!

  92. halfbreedfox September 19, 2012 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos. 🙂 Thank you for the advice on how to shoot animals at the zoo! I will try it out next time. 🙂

  93. donnaarlene September 19, 2012 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Absolutely love these shots. Amazing!

  94. dixiepaws5690 September 19, 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I just love your photo’s they are awesome, especially the Tigers. I think they are one of the most beautiful animals on earth.

  95. 2ndhalfolife September 19, 2012 at 11:52 am - Reply

    The best! Must be a fantastic zoo. I volunteered at the Burnett park zoo……

  96. matermusearts September 19, 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Gorgeous!

  97. WDC September 19, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures. You’re a really good photographer.

  98. chindarella September 19, 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

    really great shots!

  99. dipitblack September 19, 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

    The gorilla and zebra are beautiful!

  100. sweetv33 September 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Your photography is nothing short of amazing! Beautiful work! also thank you so very much for reading my blogs! Please share via wordpress or facebook etc as this is my very first time writing really anything! Im hoping everyone gets a chance to read all my tid bits 🙂 thanks again and keep up the terrific work!

  101. Estrella Azul September 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    simply amazing

  102. investinyourselfblog September 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    That first shot of the zebra is AMAZING! Thanks for stopping by my blog – you are really talented!

  103. dex September 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    That shot of the red panda is amazing. Nice work.

  104. M September 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on A FRESH START and commented:
    AMAZING PHOTOS, His talent is far beyond beautiful

  105. turtlegirl22 September 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Your first picture of the zebra totally blew me away. My dad was an an avid photographer and still dabbles from time to time, but he never had anything as amazing as your zebra photo. It definitely moved me. Thank you for sharing these. I hope you don’t mind if I put my favorites on my Pinterest page as well.

  106. 5oh9 September 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on 5oh9 and commented:
    breathtaking

  107. DesiBjorn September 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Definitely have a great eye man!

  108. festivalking September 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Breath taking picture :)… I specifically like the way you captured the expression of the tiger cub, and that of the eyes of the ape.

    Wonderful! absolutely wonderful!

  109. Hippie Cahier September 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I’d almost rather look at these than go to the zoo, and I love the zoo. Fabulous!

  110. coco September 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    These are very touching and captivating images! Thank you for sharing.

  111. Metallic Dapper September 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    These are amazing! I especially love the first pic on top. Simply breathtaking!

  112. E. A. Hughes September 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Along with everyone else in the world, I love the gorilla. He / she just looks so wise … 🙂

  113. hellosonya September 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog! These are breathtaking. The gorilla gives me the chills.

  114. Daltonsart September 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Love all these photos! doesn’t even look like you were in a zoo!! (thanks for the likes on my blog too) Great work!

  115. thebuttonupblog September 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I live in Edmonton, so the Calgary Zoo is always a yearly trip. Your photos make the zoo appear in ways never before. Absolutely STUNNING. I especially love the zebra shot and of course the tiger’s “PLAYING”. xx

    http://thebuttonupblog.com

  116. Mishatsky September 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    And I was thinking about uploading pictures from ZOOs in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and Lisbon! Well, now I will have to wait:) I just love the zebra! Best greetings from Lisbon!:)

  117. hanakojustice September 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I almost bought 4 square ones: the zebra, quail (?) with baby quail, gorilla, and wombat (?) (I obviously don’t know my animals). However, as I looked at the “wombat” – I really connected with its gaze – looking yonder and aspiring for more – maybe ready to take a leap. So, I bought it. In metallic. 8 X 10. I’ve never bought a photograph before!! Please feel flattered 🙂 I hope, that in supporting your work, you can also consider supporting mine: http://igg.me/p/229037?a=1253505. It’s for me to take a leap, to aspire for more, just how you captured it in that photograph.

  118. Jane September 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning! I can barely look at the gorilla photo I feel like it can almost see into my soul…amazing, truly beautiful!

  119. roo365 September 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    The Zebra is definitely my favourite! The collection is very inspiring.

  120. Katrina September 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos!

  121. KorubettosHaiku September 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    I love the flamingos – beautiful and the reflection in the pond – great job : )

  122. babso2you September 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Great photos!

  123. Su Barker September 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    wow these pictures are just so amazing!

  124. fatliesandfairytales September 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Stunning photos! You make me want to take up photography!

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  126. Lily Lick September 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    the ordering process was so easy but I hope it doesn’t really take 3 weeks for my gorilla shot to get to me because I’ve got a spot picked out for it right over there. It’s a great shot. Scary but also inspirational on a control and use your brain kind of way. I like it.

  127. nonmedis September 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Kebenaran itu Relative and commented:
    eyes that never lie…

  128. gpicone September 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Great photography! I love the big cats 🙂

  129. tiny lessons blog September 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Masterful pictures of the animals!

  130. Libra11 September 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Sensational photographs! Especially loved the ones with the Zebra and Tigers.

  131. amrijurk September 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Amazing photo!

  132. JanBeek September 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Thank you for visiting JanBeek so that I could discover YOU and follow your amazing blog. Wow!!! Talk about talent! You are such an artist with a gift for seeing the world through your camera lens in a fresh, new way. I am excited about browsing your previous posts and seeing new ones as time goes by. Thank you so much for sharing! ;o)

  133. Erada September 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I hate going to zoo’s…I find them depressing but this really made me smile. Thank you 🙂

  134. carlossereno September 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Hi,
    Fantastic photography on your blog, but in this post, the zebra just made my day. Excellent and very “graphic” image.

  135. kasmango September 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos! If you hadn’t told me, I wouldn’t have guessed that they were taken in a zoo!

  136. 529scout September 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Wow. Just wow.

  137. FordingtonField September 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    I reckon it’s all down to your hardworking models! 🙂 Beautiful photographs, truly amazing. Love them.

  138. jefferyrn September 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Love that little guy in the second photo. I am guessing by your tags he is a red panda.

  139. khaula mazhar September 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    All the pictures are absolutely beautiful, but I just love the ‘cats’.

  140. Stephy September 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    So Beautiful. I am in love with the baby peacock/hen. 🙂

  141. dorarainbow September 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    There are so many amazing great photos:)
    The animals are all lovely and “alive” in those photos 🙂

  142. ClosetCase: Confessions of a Shopaholic September 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    amazing work!

  143. Carol September 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Smashing photos, especially love the tiger ones.

  144. lilmisspumpkin September 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    These are beautiful….. they took my breath away.

  145. Suman Raziq September 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Beautiful.

  146. ellebelleb September 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    The gorilla …. thats is all i need to say ….. x

  147. jalal michael sabbagh September 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Extraordinary post.l admire the efforts you put in your posts.Amazing pictures.Regards.Jalal

  148. f-stop mama September 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Love love love the gorilla picture! Wow the eyes so much is conveyed in that one pic 🙂 Nice capture.

  149. Carlene September 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    LOVE the gorilla!

  150. Parker September 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    These photos are beautiful!! It’s been over 10 years since I’ve been to the Calgary Zoo. I bet lots has changed…

  151. Dogs, Dishes, and Decor September 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Stunning photos! I particularly like the zebra and the primate photos!

  152. mmsf03 September 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    These are amazing!!

  153. Rowan September 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Amazingamazingamazing!

  154. Joe Simmons September 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    The gorilla shots are incredible.

  155. Michael Ford II September 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Hey there! I think this is the first time I’ve visited your site. Your work is impeccable! I absolutely love these photos! Awesome work, and thanks for checking out my site. It appears that you have a very clear and definitive direction for your blog. I only wish I could say the same! I won’t stop writing though.

  156. preppyandfunny September 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Amazing pictures! Thanks for following! Definitely going to follow you as well!
    Really talented, congrats!

  157. Beginning Middle and the Edge September 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    These photos are amazing. I’m speechless!

  158. gaelmc September 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    The gorilla shot is breathtaking.

  159. Heather September 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures!

  160. santahatchronicles September 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you for these stunners! cheers

  161. Shyanne: My path to Self-growth September 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Great photos especially the animals. wow!!

  162. Teresa Cleveland Wendel September 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    My favorite? The primate.

  163. MichaelGreshaw September 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Incredible Work!

  164. silviapera September 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Hi! these pics are wonderful! gorilla’s eyes are so stunning and captivating….wow!!! love zebra and red panda too !!!
    really well done!

  165. elmirad September 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    I love the gorilla shot! Great job!

  166. Athenian September 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    These are really amazing if I wasn’t like 15 and didn’t own a credit card I’d definitely order. Do you take IOUs?

  167. maddox84 September 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Love the Red Panda shot!

  168. Mark Goodwin September 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    These are beautiful photos Patrick, unfortunately I do have a thing about zoos! Unless of course they are doing some really good work on animal husbandry and species longevity etc.
    Regards

  169. writerwannabe2011 September 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Great advice — note to self . . . do not bring family along or I won’t be able to stay in one spot for too long. They are much too impatient and think I take way too many pictures 😀

  170. Linnell September 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous photos! The gorilla’s eyes are wise and intense, but the shot of the zebra’s eye really engaged my emotions. For some reason, I can feel his sadness and loneliness through your photo. I also liked how you captured the “spotlight” on one particular flamingo! Thanks for following What About This?, too.

    • Patrick Latter September 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks! It was early morning and the sun was low in the sky. The sun was cutting through small section of trees and I waited until one the flamingos stepped into the light.

  171. Elise September 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Patrick, it is absolutely incredible that you were able to take these photo’s in a Zoo!

  172. Jean September 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    The one with the baby cat looking right at the camera took my breath away. The zebra is captivating. These are beautiful. Well done!

  173. Anna Marie September 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Stunning photos as always. I especially like the photos of the zebra and the gorilla – it must be the eyes, they seem to reflect so much.

  174. mcfsantos September 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    You’re not only a photographer: you’re a very talented, gifted artist. And a great deal of sensitivity, love and courage is required for this sort of work. You know that a lot better than I do.
    Thank you for posting your photos of animals in a Zoo that seem to be running free and living out there in wild life. One wouldn’t even notice the difference if you hadn’t told it.
    It’s impossible not to love all photographs, but I have a special passion for photo no. 2. (I don’t know this sweet animal’s name in English, I’m afraid). You kept (framed?) its sweet, tender, but at the same time almost melancholic look, as if it was missing something or / and someone since always. I don’t know why, or I know it too well, but it touched me. It moved me deep inside. And the colours and its accuracy… the photo’s background intentionally unfocused… Only the animal and that eye look mattered… I could write a poem on each photograph of yours. I could even pretend I was that animal! (…)
    You must love these creatures to shoot them the way you do. I admire that a lot!
    I thank you for sharing this great gift of yours with us. It’s also admirable and noble that you share your knowledge with people, giving tips on this and that… I guess you are aware of the unique person you are… at least I hope it.

    Wish you the best. You indeed seem to deserve it!!!

    🙂

    C.

  175. mcfsantos September 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on nós and commented:
    Not only a photographer: a talented, gifted encouraging artist.

  176. drell3 September 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Man these are Awesome! You rock this. I enjoyed viewing these. You can tell they were taken with such passion.. Can’t wait to see more..

  177. modernmomsndads September 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Wow wow wow

  178. hmb8187 September 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos! I love the tigers 🙂 The pic of the zebra is very beautiful!

  179. Dieu September 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    The one of the gorilla’s eyes is haunting. The last time I was at the Calgary Zoo, the apes were my favorite part because they were so eerie in how human they seemed. Your photo reminds me of how blurred the line is between us and them, or of how we blur those lines in our desire to humanize them. Awesome photo.

  180. ewehouse September 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Oh!!!!! So beautiful!!! You make me want to go to the zoo right now!! You have such stirring closeups! And the peahen and chick’s gait is so heartwarmingly identical I almost teared. :’)

  181. Laurie September 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    As always, magnificent photos! When I have tried taking photos at our local zoo, I have always been stymied by the fences. A photo of a wild animal loses a lot when you are looking through a wire fence.

  182. notedinnashville September 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    I am in love with these animals! Amazing work.

  183. doorcountytraveler September 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    These photographs are absolutely beautiful. They are so inspirational and gorgeous to look at. Your talent is magnificent! Thank you for posting and I look forward to more photographs in the future.

  184. nightlake September 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    fascinating photos of wildlife

  185. alyson September 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    You take some amazing pictures! Keep up the traveling and photography. It’s beautiful!

  186. literarypress September 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    stunning!

  187. muddledmom September 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Love the red panda. All of them are beautiful.

  188. squirrel circus September 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Just amazing!!! Those zebra eyelashes are incredible 🙂

  189. lakshmilovestoshop September 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Wow…I love your photos…the flamingoes are divine…

  190. Ed Spadoni September 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Each is a work of art.

  191. KooterKat September 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!

  192. mix2style September 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    I love the imagine of the gorilla eyes!

  193. erinvsfat September 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I love the baby tigers!! I played with some in Thailand, too precious!

  194. Jennifer September 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    absolutely stunning! i especially love the zebra photo, just beautiful

  195. Lesley September 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Stunning. These photos are wonderful – you captured some great moments!

  196. afternoonartist September 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Wow, these are beautiful

  197. pbenjay September 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    The photos are superb! I love the zebra, the gorilla, the guinea hen and the flamingos. I just wish the animals were loose and you were on safari instead of a zoo.

  198. okiegalphotography September 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work, and thank you for the tips on how to take pictures at the zoo, love it.

  199. jrista September 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love that Zebra photo. And the closeup of the two baby tigers. Phenomenal work.+l

  200. candydancer18 September 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    wow, your blog is amazing! good job on the photography 🙂
    how do you get your blog so popular?

  201. High Heels & Running Shoes September 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    WOW! These are amazing! You have such a gift. The animals are beautiful and you captured their beauty in such an inspiring way!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking it! And thanks for sharing these pictures!

  202. kd September 19, 2012 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    You have really captured the animals in the moment, I love the flamingo photo with the reflection in the water.. I recently visited the Taipei zoo but due to bad weather we couldn’t go in till midday and very few animals were active then. Great to see someone sharing tips too

  203. louiebaliza September 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Breath taking photos, these are beautiful. I love one where tiger cub is like looking at the camera.

  204. musingoftheday September 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Wow, these are amazing! 🙂

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  206. pixygiggles September 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    These are fantastic! Those gorilla eyes, wow.

  207. Rhey September 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    wow! they are very expressive photos. gorgeous!

  208. Candace September 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Unreal. The gorilla…so human. The zebra…stunning. The cats…beautiful and adorable. Wow.

  209. thesweetartist September 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Your photos are stunningly beautiful! I especially love this set from the Calgary Zoo. Thanks so much for the follow! I am happy to have been able to discover such awesome work because of it.

  210. H. Doctor September 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Another proof that there is no need to go to the wild to get great “wild life” pictures…
    Loved the pictures… Especially the zebra and the gorilla portraits

  211. H. Doctor September 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Stories from the not-so-holy-land and commented:
    Another proof that there is no need to go to the wild to get great “wild life” pictures…
    Loved the pictures… Especially the zebra and the gorilla portraits

  212. alexandria english September 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    absolutely beautiful! i have a love/hate relationship with zoos. i will have to try those tips the next time i take my camera. i love that you have captured their expressions and emotions so beautifully….very inspiring.

  213. Deepti September 19, 2012 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    awsum..

  214. prairiegirlwonders September 19, 2012 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I’m just starting to get into photography so I like checking out other people’s work and yours is stunning. (Any elephant pics? They’re my favourite!)

  215. onesweetsaturday September 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Hi, Big thankyou for following my blog and liking my posts! Its a great confidence to see the likes appear…
    Your photography is incredible, I will be coming back regularly for updates. Just wonderful

  216. jinouye4 September 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    What type of camera do you use to take these picture? They’re absolutely gorgeous.

  217. Dizzy September 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Hey. Wow. The zebra is spectacular. “Uh-oh” cub is stellar, too. All of them.

    The Gorilla’s eyes are rather haunting. Not happy eyes. Might have to spring him. If you hear about a Gorilla from your zoo on the lam, going to the ballet, with some crazy girl. You know nothing, kay?

  218. floatcaptain September 19, 2012 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    these pics are awesome, def dont come across this everyday

  219. sherijkennedyriverside September 20, 2012 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Fabulous work! The gorilla is chilling and masterfully done…and I love the red panda.

  220. aabbcici September 20, 2012 at 1:07 am - Reply

    this is A wow…! very well done!

  221. Lara Adrienne September 20, 2012 at 1:43 am - Reply

    I began looking at the photos before I realized they were taken at a zoo. At first, I thought they’d been taken at some exotic locale, and when I first viewed the gorilla, I THOUGHT IT WAS A HUMAN BEING!

  222. amandajfrench September 20, 2012 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Fantastic photos once again Patrick! The gorilla photo & the zebra. Really emotive, especially the gorilla. I’ll have to do a day trip one day to our local zoo. You really are very talented.

  223. dawanderingwahine September 20, 2012 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Very inspiring!

  224. There for a reason's Rachel September 20, 2012 at 2:52 am - Reply

    Test in patience 🙂

  225. catherinewdy September 20, 2012 at 2:52 am - Reply

    wow… you just made those big cat feels like the domestic ones… gorilla looks so…. omg… you’re awesome!

  226. thepineapplepages September 20, 2012 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. Red panda is one of my favorites!!

  227. guitanaeima September 20, 2012 at 3:20 am - Reply

    I love these.
    Nice shots!

  228. smoothsolidade September 20, 2012 at 3:30 am - Reply

    very talented work ..keep on going

  229. sakuraandme September 20, 2012 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Beautiful 🙂

  230. stevenrichard1 September 20, 2012 at 4:02 am - Reply

    Great photography and some sound advice.
    Thank you

  231. lovelystar01 September 20, 2012 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Gorgeous pictures!

  232. Mette Camilla September 20, 2012 at 4:23 am - Reply

    These photos are superb!

  233. michelle gd September 20, 2012 at 4:44 am - Reply

    so many of these photos grab me. just fantastic…

  234. lightswimming September 20, 2012 at 4:55 am - Reply

    fantastic. love the gorilla in particular

  235. virginhostie September 20, 2012 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Your pictures are incredible! 🙂

  236. snippetsofsuri September 20, 2012 at 5:34 am - Reply

    Loves those shots of Tigers! Amazing!

  237. butimbeautiful September 20, 2012 at 5:39 am - Reply

    You’re a fantastic photographer!

  238. Virgilio Gavia September 20, 2012 at 5:42 am - Reply

    wonderful composition!

  239. Geek 20/20 September 20, 2012 at 5:52 am - Reply

    Breath-taking photos!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog – Geek 20/20

  240. aneducationinbooks September 20, 2012 at 6:02 am - Reply

    That gorilla’s got her eyes right on me!

  241. zorro21 September 20, 2012 at 6:19 am - Reply

    AmaZZing!!

  242. رولا ســعدي September 20, 2012 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Just amazing

  243. lisamarielawler September 20, 2012 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Love these. my favorite is the gorilla. Those eyes look almost human, eery and beautiful.

  244. nakedcarlyart September 20, 2012 at 6:40 am - Reply

    These are incredible. It doesn’t even appear you are in a zoo. I know I went there once when I was young. I am from northern Montana, so we we close to Canada. Anyway, you photography is utterly astounding.

  245. misty maples farm September 20, 2012 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Patrick, there is probably nothing I could say that hasn’t already been penned; your photos are amazingly intimate and I think, insightful…I have a thing for gorilla’s in zoos; they are far to knowing to be there. to me, they look like they are in prison. What do you think??
    Jess

  246. dottaandbeambeam September 20, 2012 at 6:45 am - Reply

    OMG. I love animal pics and these are phenomenal!!! It’s like we’re hanging out with the beautiful creatures–but without fear of being attacked! 🙂

  247. Gayle and Books September 20, 2012 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning photos!

  248. Narcheska September 20, 2012 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Loved the red panda (my favourite animal!) and the flamingo. Beautiful pictures!

  249. The Fireside Journal September 20, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Breath taking pictures

  250. violetski September 20, 2012 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Amazing photos! Love the tigers♡

  251. amb September 20, 2012 at 7:30 am - Reply

    That zebra photo is amazing! And I feel like if I looked into that gorilla’s eyes much longer, I might start to cry … gorgeous work as always!

  252. klrs09 September 20, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Incredible shots. Thanks for sharing your tips.

  253. lornagoode September 20, 2012 at 7:37 am - Reply

    The zebra photo is beautiful
    Thanks for sharing your tips 🙂

  254. cravingcandy September 20, 2012 at 7:39 am - Reply

    How nice that it doesn’t feel like a zoo…slightly jealous:) really nice crispness and light, animals are such inspiration.

  255. jdboeheim September 20, 2012 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Wow, I wish I had those talents.

  256. elodieunderglass September 20, 2012 at 7:43 am - Reply

    I’ve gotta say, I’m tempted by the zebra. Lovely focus on the eyes.

  257. chrisbkm September 20, 2012 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Beautiful images!

  258. simplysands September 20, 2012 at 7:52 am - Reply

    The zebra and gorilla eyes are amazing! Love your work.

  259. buffylette58 September 20, 2012 at 8:04 am - Reply

    stunning, crisp photographs 🙂

  260. Angie September 20, 2012 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Magnificent photos!! Love the gorilla and peacocks,flamingos!!! Thanks for sharing!

  261. frhuman September 20, 2012 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Thanks for the follow! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous. My husband and I were fortunate enough to take a trip to Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes Nation Park this last summer……your pictures make me miss it!

  262. Jerin Rajan September 20, 2012 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Great blog with excellent wi

  263. Jerin Rajan September 20, 2012 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Great blog with excellent pictures.

  264. pearlescent2012 September 20, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!

  265. nittygrittystuff September 20, 2012 at 8:35 am - Reply

    The Photos are stunning! (:

  266. destamae September 20, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Absolutely amazing.gorgeous.stunning!!! Thanks SO much for sharing!!!

  267. mrs fringe September 20, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    I’m absolutely speechless, in awe of your work!

  268. saharkarami September 20, 2012 at 8:46 am - Reply

    wow,ur works are amazing,

  269. esthershealthyliving September 20, 2012 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Amazing! I love the birds and the tigers and .. all of them!

  270. Katherine September 20, 2012 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning pictures! I LOVE the one of the Zebra!

  271. katleenj September 20, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures, the beauty of nature strikes again! very inspiring work!

  272. lifecatcherforever September 20, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    I’m bathing in these pictures <3

  273. Ferdinand Jacinto September 20, 2012 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Hi, just dropping by to say I have nominated this blog for One Lovely Blog Award. Check this out. http://www.eyeof1001.wordpress.com or click http://wp.me/p2F4mh-8B. Congratulations!!! 🙂

  274. Caralee Gurney September 20, 2012 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Beautiful photography…stunning!

  275. jelillie September 20, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Thought these shots from the zoo were wonderful. I love the focus on “the windows of the soul”

  276. ivansopin September 20, 2012 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Great pics. I guess another key thing about getting in as early as possible is the fact that there will be very few people to interfere with photography.

  277. grainmillsandjuicers September 20, 2012 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Excellent photos. The eyes have it…on both sides of the lens.

  278. calmgrove September 20, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    These are stunning: both naturalistic and up-close-and-personal, as though you were there at that particular frozen-in-time moment. They make my heart swell.

  279. merleytwister September 20, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

    These are just simply exquisite photographs. I cannot wait to sit and go through all your others later on when I have some peace and quiet.

  280. gFlow September 20, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Awesome work Patrick!! and great advice for zoo shooting!!

  281. jlofashionblog September 20, 2012 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Your photos are amazing all so skilled!! Love them 🙂

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  282. amethystdragon64 September 20, 2012 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Fabulous photo’s! You are a very gifted photographer!

  283. These images are beyond amazing!!

  284. Kat September 20, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Always such stunning shots. I particularly like the gorilla.

  285. Laal September 20, 2012 at 10:54 am - Reply

    these are beautiful. thanks for all your likes. cheers.

  286. prernaj September 20, 2012 at 11:10 am - Reply

    they are so cute

  287. prernaj September 20, 2012 at 11:11 am - Reply

    hiii

  288. E September 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Amazing Photos. Can’t believe these were taken at a zoo!

  289. nw gourmand September 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    the gorilla shot is so powerful!

  290. oweneightysix September 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    The Zebra and Gorilla shots are amazing. Great work!

  291. Thomas Stenberg September 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Awesome photos! And thanks for liking/follow!

  292. Grant H. Wilson September 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Great!

  293. yohannahu September 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    beautiful!!

  294. yohannahu September 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on SHE LOVES RED.

  295. lenadelsol September 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    I haven’t witnessed talent of this magnitude in quite some time, amazing!

  296. jsquared September 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Great shots. Thanks for the tips – I’m off on a zoo trip soon. Just not sure my daughter will let me stay in one place for 20 minutes.

  297. harleybird September 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!

  298. Yordie September 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    A wonderful animal study! You have an amazing eye!!

  299. nickscrazyspace September 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Fantastic photographs, I absolutely love the young Tiger cub picture!

  300. Cory B September 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    The gorilla shot is stunning, all amazing shots, but that one, wow, the gaze just gets you!

  301. opreach September 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    You are good! And I love the zebra’s eyelashes, not to mention a number of other things.

  302. staceyweichert September 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Wow, stunning, ( I love the zoo too!), and thank for the photography tips! The Red Panda is my favorite!

  303. colinsydney September 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    absolutely fantastic. especially the shot if the zebra… beautiful. if i were rich, i would have bought that one.

  304. shooker1 September 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Wow, amazing photos! My favorite is the zebra.

  305. dontsumi September 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    You have some of the most amazing photos I’ve seen in a long time, and I work in graphic production!

  306. lagoarthurstudio September 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    These are stunning–thank you for sharing! Especially for sharing your technique. I love it when bloggers do that. Thanks!

  307. Pranav September 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Only one word – wow. 🙂

  308. prince rajput September 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    loved the gorrila shot

  309. withoutaglass September 20, 2012 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love the red panda. So tempted to buy that print! A truly stellar collection of shots!

  310. bitsofnice September 21, 2012 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Beautiful! I love your pictures, could have done with you coming with us on our safari in Tanzania and taken the pictures! 😀

  311. Mulberry House September 21, 2012 at 1:34 am - Reply

    wonderful pictures!!

  312. Simply Me September 21, 2012 at 1:37 am - Reply

    WOW … I absolutely love these images, You have truly captured the very essence of nature and all things magnificent! My favourite is the Zebra picture, beautiful beyond words.

  313. Francina September 21, 2012 at 2:24 am - Reply

    beautiful photos.

  314. Diana September 21, 2012 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  315. onestreetshy September 21, 2012 at 2:30 am - Reply

    The photo of the gorilla makes me sad. Which means you have done your job as a photographer and gave me feeling. Nice work. I like

  316. Jackie Jones September 21, 2012 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Where is the *love button*. So fantastically talented!

  317. Giulia Amparo September 21, 2012 at 2:41 am - Reply

    the gorilla is definitely my favourite one!!

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  319. Stef September 21, 2012 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Especially the zebra.

  320. Sarah Swenson September 21, 2012 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Wow! These are incredible. What poignant moments in these animals’ lives. Beautiful work!

  321. Sibella at bakingwithsibella.com September 21, 2012 at 7:44 am - Reply

    These photos just melt my heart! THANKS for sharing!

  322. The Girl September 21, 2012 at 8:07 am - Reply

    ummm… you seem to be missing dinosaur pics 😉 lol… really awe inspiring shots!

  323. Justpearlz September 21, 2012 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Love your photos!

  324. Debby September 21, 2012 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Incredible shots!

  325. guttermutt September 21, 2012 at 9:28 am - Reply

    A*M*A*Z*I*N*G

  326. azdreamcatcher September 21, 2012 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Recommending your site to my wanna-be photographers as you have some phenomenal and easy to follow suggestions. Thanks Patrick!

  327. babydot74 September 21, 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Remarkable! I love the tiger pics a lot and the rest are equally as gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  328. arielbrooks September 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    My favorite is the Zebra:)

  329. inkonheart September 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Your photography is beautiful, period. Glad you visited my page!

  330. elamany September 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    how stunning
    the last one and the one of that gorrella … are superb

  331. darkbrightly September 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    GORGEOUS shots!

  332. Cyn Younker September 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Great photos! The one of the gorilla is phenomenal. Really, truly great work.

  333. cakesbykat September 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    You are truly gifted! Love your work!!

  334. enley September 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Wow, you have quite an eye (er, two) and some fantastic compositions. I love your animal shots about the best…they make great subjects. Thanks for sharing your expressions–they are all gorgeous!

  335. joannawriting September 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Wow, breathtaking!

  336. jeannie1976 September 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    so extraordinary….

  337. Chara Photographics September 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Excellent photos, as usual. Really lovely.

  338. meghlan53 September 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on NITIN AVIATOR.

  339. Naphee' September 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    awesome.. 🙂

  340. Naphee' September 21, 2012 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on .: Napheelicious Blog :. and commented:
    Hasil fotografi yang keren banget… 🙂

  341. joyintopassion September 22, 2012 at 1:24 am - Reply

    amazingly beautiful sir patrick..congrats

  342. marlon312 September 22, 2012 at 1:44 am - Reply

    Those photos are amazing!

  343. vfone1 September 22, 2012 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Hi Patrick, thanks for liking my post . i visited your site today and i must say you rocks. i have’n seen such a great photography ever be4 . i m very much exited to see such kind of great exhibition in up coming time . thanks for the awesome work done. have a great time!!

  344. Bron September 22, 2012 at 2:04 am - Reply

    Fantastic, especially that first image of the zebra!

  345. whoiamiswhatiam September 22, 2012 at 4:30 am - Reply

    I like them all, especially the black and white. Great composition, the mood was captured perfectly. Perfecto.

  346. Sharnie September 22, 2012 at 6:19 am - Reply

    This is purely enchanting. The zebra and gorilla in particular. Beautiful.

  347. kelihasablog September 22, 2012 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh… Those are stunning! Are they going to use some of them in their brochures or on their website perhaps? I love the uniqueness of the zebra one, that cute look in the cubs eye while playing, and the mother baby bird is great. The gorilla is fantastic, though somewhat scary…LOL : D

  348. Stephanie Benedict September 22, 2012 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Very cool. I especially like the bird and her chick–a peahen?

  349. monniiee September 22, 2012 at 8:24 am - Reply

    woooooow

  350. boldlydelicious September 22, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    That’s some stunning photography right there! Thanks a lot for the follow, I’m gonna check back to your blog regularily.

  351. Anna Scott Graham September 22, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I think the mama and baby tigers are my fave, with those flamingos a very close second. Beautiful shots!

  352. candiciomagnifico September 22, 2012 at 11:14 am - Reply

    I think there should be a button to like all of your posts. These pictures are amazing!

  353. contentrambler September 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Great photos and useful tips… I simply must take time to select a decent camera! But too busy blogging so far…

  354. annenieannenou September 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shots!!

  355. pinkyjumper123 September 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    The picture of gorilla’s eyes is fascinating. It gives me an unspeakable feeling.

  356. dearferrero September 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous!

  357. jennybourne September 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Patrick, these are stunning shots! The macro of the gorilla’s face is unbelievable. It’s beautiful and unsettling. I also love the tigers!!! If you ever want to read a fabulous book about the later, The Tiger by John Valliant is a great read.

  358. JSolomon September 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking. Thanks for following and visiting me, looking forward to seeing more of your work and hopefully learning something along the way.

  359. Khalid خالد September 23, 2012 at 1:19 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Khalid Around The World.

  360. amkaer September 23, 2012 at 2:15 am - Reply

    WOW!!! You’ve really captured the animals.

  361. realrealme September 23, 2012 at 4:58 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning photos!

  362. nancysegovia September 23, 2012 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Nancy Segovia and commented:
    For my animal loving family and friends

  363. Chandra Lynn September 23, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful work!

  364. Vonn Scott Bair September 23, 2012 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Good Morning: The picture of the zebra is nothing short of astounding. Vonn Scott Bair

  365. Maria Rose Thomas Tatham September 23, 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Zebra – marvelous (enter a contest with this?)
    Peahen – fun
    Flamingos – beautiful

  366. beckyabroad90 September 23, 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

    And to think, I was SO pleased that some of my shots from a recent zoo trip just came out relatively clear and with some vibrant colors here and there…you put me to shame! I absolutely love how you captured the soft lighting on the Zebra close up…very delicate, and very difficult. Bravo.

  367. Footprints In The Sand September 23, 2012 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Wow, absolutely stunning! Especially Gorilla and Zebra.

  368. Miss Rambler September 23, 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    how lovely! the tigers and the snow leopard were especially gorgeous. I love big cats.

  369. nakomertje1360 September 23, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    All shots are so amazing, especially the zebra and the tigers!

  370. krekker September 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Love. These. Pics.

  371. Andrea September 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    the photograph of the gorilla is breathtaking

  372. Gregoryno6 September 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos, Patrick.
    Thanks for your likes on my blog. I’m adding you to my blogroll.

  373. lynnwyvill September 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Love these! I see what you mean about the eyes!

  374. Ash September 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I love the picture of the gorilla.

  375. Lou September 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Your photos are amazing!

  376. Barbie September 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Your work is amazing!

  377. defenseofanimals September 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Your photos are absolutely amazing.

  378. Elyse September 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Phenomenal.

  379. sakiyuki September 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I love all of these pictures! Sooooooooo nice!!! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

  380. Jessica Crabtree September 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    That’s the best zebra shot ever. I am completely bowled over. Thanks so much!!

  381. feverandcamel September 23, 2012 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    sad gorilla eyes

  382. frankdiluzio September 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    I know you already know this and have heard this a thousand times, but awesome picture taking =D
    And tigers are my favorite animal and you took awesome shots! I understand if you don’t want to, but I was wondering if I could use one of your pics as my cover photo on Facebook?

  383. Tisha September 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Absolutely STUNNING pictures. I think my favorite is the zebra pic. Wow.

  384. mafaza September 24, 2012 at 12:01 am - Reply

    the pictures are awesome.

  385. Alarna Rose Gray September 24, 2012 at 12:21 am - Reply

    The eyes are mesmerizing.

  386. thisiswaf September 24, 2012 at 2:15 am - Reply

    These shots are absolutely stunning! I love Animal and Nature Photography, the tips your giving are very helpful, thanks!

  387. kathibook September 24, 2012 at 4:11 am - Reply

    Remarkable! Stunning!

  388. Starfruit September 24, 2012 at 5:15 am - Reply

    Awwww … Patrick, I just picked my jaw off the floor. I’m running out of adjectives. Arresting. Beautiful.

  389. steviegill September 24, 2012 at 7:14 am - Reply

    All great shots, but my favorite has to be the zebra – excellent composition.

  390. staceyjameson September 24, 2012 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Stunning photos.

  391. sternflammende September 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Hi Patrick, may I ask you how you obtained those warm tones in your beautiful shots? Was it the camera setting or some post producing work? Thanks for your answer

  392. Helen Cox September 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    The photo of the Zebra is hands down one of the best wildlife shots I’ve ever seen.

  393. ritalovestowrite September 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    HI Patrick, I thought I already commented on your awesome page, so If I did — sorry to repeat myself, and if I didn’t, sorry I didn’t click “Post Comment.” But… a) thanks for stopping by ritaLOVEStoWRITE, and b) I’m also LOVIN’ your photography. I agree will Helen above that the Zebra is fabulous, but I also like the gorilla. Great stuff. Keep it coming! Cheers, Rita

  394. nurul chocobo September 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    wow!

  395. Sandra September 25, 2012 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Beautiful images. Makes me want to skip out of work and go do some photography!!!

  396. Meena R Nair September 25, 2012 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Lovely photographs 🙂

  397. cheeksburn September 25, 2012 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I really love this set. My favorites are the zebra the gorilla, and the flamingos.

  398. mariannegv September 25, 2012 at 11:05 am - Reply

    These photos are stunning! I can almost feel the animals’ hair. Really beautiful.
    Kind greetings

  399. ourfathersdaughters September 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    These are absolutely beautiful!!!! I, like many others, particularly like the gorilla. We live 15 miles from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and enjoy hiking there frequently. My photos don’t compare…..

  400. escapingdarkness September 26, 2012 at 1:24 am - Reply

    I looooooooooooove the tiger pics! So adorable! Kat 🙂

  401. bentesofie September 26, 2012 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Wow!

  402. Sunshine September 26, 2012 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. Especially the Flamingos.

  403. kacynielsen September 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    You have such beautiful pieces of work. So striking and immediate. You capture an essence that makes you feel present in the photographs. Amazing.

  404. Ayanna Nahmias September 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Wow!!! These photos are phenomenally captivating. I love the photos in the snow series. I am excited for the day when I will be able to purchase one of them. Thanks for this wonderful website, it is a great concept for show casing your work. Thanks for the follow and I will continue to check back often. ~ Ayanna Nahmias

  405. Victoria / Justice Pirate September 27, 2012 at 8:20 am - Reply

    These are amazing. It really makes me wish I had more lenses than up to a 55mm. . .ugh. One day. I adore all of these shots!!!!

  406. samzjewelz September 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Great photos – the gorilla is a great shot, very expressive…..and you captured my favourite animal – the snow leopard.

  407. jlee5879 September 28, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Wow! These are amazing pictures!

  408. Cynthia Reavis September 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Simply incredible! Of all possible photography subjects I believe animals are my favorite. Here I’m torn between the zebra and the gorilla. I love the tigers too. Can’t wait for your next adventure.

  409. LayonieJae September 29, 2012 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Wow wow and WOW your pictures are amazing!! As Cynthia says above I too can not wait to see your pics from your next adventure!! I am now following your blog, thank you for following me :0)

  410. Shilpi Gemawat September 29, 2012 at 10:52 am - Reply

    These are some AMAZING pics!!! Wow!

  411. wooden hill September 30, 2012 at 4:00 am - Reply

    I love the zebra and the gorilla. Brilliant. 🙂

  412. apotas September 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    these are stunning.

  413. Craig McGeady October 1, 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Simply breath taking!

  414. R2R-Ram October 1, 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Wow!! Terrific depth of field.. hope i can learn a lot from your pictures:-)

  415. Ude October 2, 2012 at 5:14 am - Reply

    I like tigers and flamingos pictures. But all the pictures are perfect…

  416. hannele October 2, 2012 at 7:57 am - Reply

    the gorilla is really great. all of the photos are, though! thanks for sharing them and the tips.

  417. wanderlustfulglobetrotter October 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Unbelievable…

  418. artisticmilestone October 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Beautiful close up pics. Tips noted. Thanks !

  419. Doris Ogale October 3, 2012 at 1:35 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on dorisogale and commented:
    I Love your photos!

  420. Áine Warren October 3, 2012 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Beautiful, some of my favourite animals in there!

  421. Josh & Kristan October 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    This is simply beautiful. Amazing work…..wow

  422. sw4y1n October 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    I can’t help but look at your work and just marvel at the beauty of the things you capture. It truly is something amazing.

  423. meeshellay October 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Fierce! Love this post!

  424. smush.banana October 22, 2012 at 2:17 am - Reply

    I absolutely adore these photos – I usually take so many at the Zoo and they just sit, un-edited, un-seen on my computer. You’ve inspired me to actually do something with them! Thanks as well for your ‘like’ on my post – http://samsmushbanana.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/the-eeyore-effect/. It’s extremely encouraging for someone who has only just started up.

  425. Jovy October 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    LOVE the one with the gorilla. Those eyes…

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  427. Ten Carat October 23, 2012 at 2:35 am - Reply

    I was never intrigued by the Calgary zoo…until now. Great photos.

  428. exhaustedmama November 1, 2012 at 3:01 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures. Thank you for stopping by and following my blog.

  429. cricketmuse November 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Lovely calendar shots. Or is that insulting? I hope not. I frame and decorate with calendar art so it’s an offered compliment.

  430. cricketmuse November 13, 2012 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Unique perspectives.

  431. parmis rad January 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    magnificent …! love your work and your world

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  433. timothywpawiro February 13, 2013 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Love the lion photos! (6th from above) 😉

  434. nikihawkes February 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    LOVE all of these – some of the best I’ve seen, and I actively collect animal shots!

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  436. andrewrfriend May 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Great photos!!

  437. snowpartridge May 15, 2013 at 12:58 am - Reply

    That gorilla! I am speechless. Now that’s a photo I’d like to take one day.
    Thank you for following my blog.

  438. N.N.Dee May 15, 2013 at 10:35 am - Reply

    All of these photos are beautiful. I especially like the birds reflected in the water. Awesome!

  439. belasbrightideas May 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    As always, brilliant images.

  440. judyrobbinsart May 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Truly wonderful. You have such a gift for seeing these animals. Thanks so much.

  441. solveig2013 May 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    The fox cub is my favorite, well they are all wonderful, I also appreciate very much how you share insight and tips on how to make the best pictures, knowing how to is a small step in the right direction!

  442. tinabrenee May 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Patrick – these photos are absolutely amazing! I could look at them over and over. My son is an animal lover and was totally fascinated looking at these. We are going to let him pick a couple and order them for his room. Great and inspiring work you do! Awesome website, too.

  443. hellenalberts June 26, 2013 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Give me one description of photography and this this is it the details simply phenomenal am so in love with the gorilla picture simply amazing

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