Crocodilian

Crocodilian

Image EXIF Data

  • Date Taken: 27 Jan 2013, 13:48:31
  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Focal Length: 105
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 second

This rather splendid fellow is a resident of Toronto Zoo, although I’m embarrassed to say that I can’t remember the species – it’s some sort of modest-sized crocodilian, possibly an American Alligator.

One has to be very careful when visiting zoos in Ontario: mainly due to a lack of serious regulation, a lot of them are apparently very sketchy in terms of animal welfare etc. Toronto Zoo is about the only one that I know about that you can visit hereabouts with a reasonably clear conscience – they take pretty good care of their residents.

I never get tired of visiting zoos and photography provides another reason to visit: they provide a good opportunity to practice getting images of animals, although visiting early in the day is wise (or nearer evening feeding time), if you want to catch much behaviour. Otherwise, you’re essentially shooting still-life…

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