Zoos. Necessary. Enjoyable. Evil ? It all depends on which place it is, no ? Zoos have a tough job. They need to make the animals’ needs and the visitors’ enjoyment meet, when they actually often call for opposite things ! As a photographer (and doubly so as a parent) zoos are a natural place to spend a sunday afternoon.
When I have them available, I usually take two camera bodies to the zoo. Good that I did, because Marla realized one of them cute as pie, AND just her size, and proceeded to take it from me.
Marla had a ball shooting. But the height of her visit remained petting the goats !
Though meeting King Julian in the flesh was pretty cool !
Zoos are far of the best places to take great photos, with concrete and chainlink. But I’m always enjoying it thoroughly.