But this was not even remotely a disappointment. For the sky was deep blue, the air crackling with autumn chill, the leaves flaming with color. And any day that includes meeting a wallaroo is a good one.
|The keeper noted that this wallaroo is|
the grand old lady of the zoo's mob and
often appears to pose for pictures with
great dignity. I like her black gloves.
|The barred owl was enjoying a nap |
on his branch, stirring only to regard me
soulfully before shutting his
eyes and no doubt getting ready
for a good day's sleep.
|The Komodo dragon, proudly displaying his lacerating claws |
and his deadly, bacteria-laden saliva.
|You can never have too many meerkats.|
|Hummingbirds can also sink into a state of torpor at night |
when it's cold in order to conserve their energy.
The nice thing about having missed the photo shoot, of course, is now I have an excellent excuse to skip off to the zoo again in the middle of another work day.