Hi, and welcome to week 240 of Travel Photo Thursday. We’re in the middle of our summer heat wave here in Korea, and the move that seems like it will never end will definitely end on Sunday. Off to Seoul I go, and I am super excited. Animals have been in the news this past week with the idiot dentist shooting Cecil, the beloved Zimbabwe lion. Thankfully, most of us get our shooting thrills with a camera and not a weapon. This Travel Photo Thursday, in memory of Cecil the lion, I’m sharing some of my favorite animal shots from around Asia.
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Splat! I stood gaping, as one of the cheeky monkeys that calls Ubud’s Monkey Forest, threw my water bottle to the ground in disgust. Seconds before it had been in my hand as I strolled with a friend, not giving the monkeys much thought. He was upset because the bottle only contained water, and not something sweet like coke. This is one of the reasons that I am not a big monkey fan. You never know when they’ll rip something from your hand, your head, or any other part of your body. Like I said, they’re cheeky little buggers! That being said, I have capture some good monkey shots over the years.
These are two of my favorite monkey shots, both taken in Ubud’s monkey forest in Bali. I love that fact that I was able to shoot two uncheeky monkey moments!
Then there are Borneo’s propiscus monkeys. This shot was taken in the wild during a Borneo jungle adventure. These fellas are often called ‘Dutchman’ because of their noses. 🙂
Quick, quick! our guide whispered, excitedly. He’s close to camp! Rubber boots were on in a flash, and cameras ready, as we set out to capture our first glimpse of an orangutan in the wild. An hour later our quiet stalking was rewarded. What a thrill to click the shutter and get a shot of this beautiful boy in the jungle. It might not be the best shot I have ever taken, but it was probably one of the most memorable.
This beautiful kingfisher was shot at night from a boat on Borneo’s Kinabatangan River. Did you know that kingfishers are blind? He didn’t fly away during our shooting because he didn’t know we were there.
If you’re lucky enough to get to Singapore, don’t miss the world famous Singapore Zoo. You’ll see and get to shoot animals that you’ve probably only ever dreamed of shooting. They have an amazing orangutan population! You can even eat breakfast with them (highly recommended)!
The gentle giraffes for your shooting pleasure.
The big cats.
You can shoot panda bears at the zoo in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai’s Elephant Nature Park let’s you get up close and personal with the elephants, while your camera does some shooting.
And, my favorite animal to shoot, the beautiful Ms. Indy 🙂
Do you have a favorite animal shot? Tell us in the comments.
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