Friday, 20 January 2012

DETROIT: The Zoo!






Another weekend, another zoo, this one being the one that's only a ten or so minute drive from our apartment - the Detroit Zoo. Visiting on Martin Luther King day [Monday] we spent a couple of hours wander around with groups of families amongst a covering of snow and iced up ponds, upon which many animals seemed to be at home - especially the geese. While some of the animals had been taken off exhibit because of winter/snowy weather there was still plenty to see. I particularly loved the conservatory filled with tropical butterflies which are always great to try and photograph and the underwater tunnel within which seals and the polar bears can swim above your head. Saying that, I think we've run out of zoo's till we figure out where to venture to for a holiday/road trip.

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  1. Wow these photos are amazing! Im also loving youe new blog header :o) Scarlett x

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    1. Thank you Scarlett, I fancied a bit of a change a couple of weeks ago!

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  2. Ahh, such amazing photos! :) I love the zoo, really need to go to one soon.
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    xx

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  3. These photos are awesome babe, I love butterflies. :) xx

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    1. Yeah the butterflies were so gorgeous, yet they seemed way more keen on flying then sitting still to be photographed!

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    1. It was a good way to spend a couple of hours, even in Winter!

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  5. Great photos girl. Looks like fun. Totally want to go there on day.

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  7. I love going to the zoo! My boyfriend and I will be near there for a wedding this summer, maybe we'll have to take a little trip to see the animals.

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  8. I really wish that there was a zoo close to me so I can just pop on over whenever i want to!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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    1. Yeah sometimes think we should get membership because of the amount of zoo's we go too!

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  9. that butterfly is gorgeous! You got some great photos! I never have luck taking pictures of the animals at a zoo. They never come out right.

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    1. A lot of my photographs end up blurry, my camera can be a bit slow too so the animals always move before I get my chance. Butterflies can be the worse to photograph too, but when they settle down on a leaf they can get so still which is perfect!

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  10. Never been to the Detroit Zoo! Need to add it to my list of things to do when I'm downstate. (Love that first photo, especially!)

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  11. That looks like another great place to visit! Lovely pictures xx

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  12. Ohhh you finally moved to the U.S.!! Awesome!! I really have to go to more zoos! They are so much fun!! =)

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    1. Yeah been here since November - all exciting!

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  13. These pictures are incredible. The underwater tunnel sounds cool, I wish the Salt Lake City zoo had something like that. Were you able to see any polar bears in it?

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    1. Sadly not, they were both sunning themselves in the muddy remains of the snow. Apparently they use the water rather a lot so we were just unlucky. They share the same pool with some of the seals though so we got to see one of them swimming whilst we were under the tunnel.

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