Today I’m participating in the A Word A Week Challenge. This week’s theme is “zoom”. I thought I’d take this opportunity to feature a few animals I took photos of recently. I used the zoom for each snapshot since I wasn’t close enough.

Remember you can click on each photo below for a larger view.

I took the first photo at the San Diego Zoo a few weeks ago. These are two brother grizzly bears enjoying  a sweet moment with one another. The white on the photo is some snow the zoo made for them that day.

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom - brotherly love at the San Diego Zoo

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom – brotherly love at the San Diego Zoo

One of the bears then smelled some popcorn someone was eating in front of the exhibit, so he came closer and started charming us with cute faces and poses, hoping we’d throw some of that delicious food to him. Poor guy…

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom - grizzly bear at the San Diego Zoo

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom – grizzly bear at the San Diego Zoo

During that visit at the San Diego Zoo, we decided to visit the new baby panda and her mom. Here’s mama panda bear, snacking on bamboo shoots.

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom - Mama panda bear t the San Diego Zoo

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom – Mama panda bear t the San Diego Zoo

And here’s six-month old baby panda waking up from her nap.

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom - Baby panda bear t the San Diego Zoo

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom – Baby panda bear t the San Diego Zoo

I took the next photo on a warm, sunny day. This little lizard was trying to get my attention by doing cute lizard push-ups. I wasn’t too impressed.

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom - Lizard basking in the sun

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom – Lizard basking in the sun

I took the last picture for this zoom challenge at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This cheetah was laying down quietly, waiting for lunch to be served. When it heard the zookeeper behind the scenes, it started meowing, just like a cat (OK, a big cat). It was a great moment to witness, but today all I can share with you is the visual part. 🙂

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom - Cheetah at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom – Cheetah at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

10 responses »

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Oh, these are wonderful. My zoo pics never turn out this good. Then again, I don’t take many of them. 😉

  2. adinparadise says:

    Gorgeous animal pics, Milka. Well done. 🙂

  3. eastwitching says:

    Tremendous bear shots Milka – I love them!

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