I have written frequently about how much our family loves the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. I feel extremely fortunate that we live so close to such an amazing zoological park. I grew up going to the zoo on a very frequent basis, and I'm happy our kids have had the same opportunity.
Every year in April, the Cincy Zoo offers something called "Tunes and Blooms." Basically, it's a free event on Thursday evenings, featuring local musicians and offering the public a chance to check out some of the amazing flowers on display. Because of our schedules, we haven't been able to make it over there for one of these events. But since we have a membership, we can go whenever we want to enjoy the flowers.
I'm still trying to figure out my new telephoto lens, but I'm getting a bit more confident. This was taken through a metal fence from probably 100+ feet away.
Usually, emus look like they want to rip your face off. This one seemed atypically docile and almost friendly, but it may have been a trick.
Love this one, because I almost missed it. She wandered a few feet away from us while we were looking at the gorillas, and I turned to see her doing this. Makes you realize just how big gorillas' hands and feet are!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!