I did a visit to the National Zoo a few weeks back. Mainly to play with my Nikon 70-200 that I rarely use. I wanted to see how well I could handhold it for images. Not used to a lens that big.
I won’t pretend that I am the next National Geographic wildlife photographer. It’s really not my skillset but it was fun to walk around the zoo. Too bad I picked one of the hottest days on record to attempt this. I even went later in the day to beat the heat and it still was super hot. I don’t think I have ever been so relieved to walk into a 7-11 with its aircon blasting to cool off.
Editing wise I kept it simple. I did the 1:1 crop to keep the focus on the animals and not the stuff around it.