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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “family”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

The first photo that came to mind for this family challenge is one I took recently at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It features a new Lemur Walk exhibit where you can stand right next to the lemurs since there are no fences. The only thing is, lemurs love to nap for hours at a time so if you don’t get there early, you have no chance to enjoy a lemur walking by your side. There are five lemurs in this exhibit and when they nap, they seem to like it tight, so this is how they sleep together. My kids think this display of curly lemur tails should be called “a curl of lemurs”. I concur.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge - family of lemurs sleeping together

WordPress weekly photo challenge – family of lemurs sleeping together

I don’t share photos of my kids online so here are some other families I selected for this theme. An elephant mom and her calf.

Elephant mother and calf

Elephant mother and calf

Two brother bears displaying some brotherly love.

Brown bears - brother bears

Brown bears – brother bears

Here’s a mother panda bear and her cub at the San Diego zoo.

Mother panda bear and panda cub

Mother panda bear and panda cub

And last but not least, a family of Russian nesting dolls, 10 in all. The smallest one is the size of a grain of rice.

Family of Russian nesting dolls

Family of Russian nesting dolls


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.

15 responses »

  1. Great choices for family. 🙂 The lemurs are so cute and I really like the bears!

  2. Ese' s Voice says:

    Every single one is beautiful, Milka, and “matryoshkas”…that’s an entertainment to put them together 🙂

  3. mashashin says:

    Nice selection)) Lemurs look great!

  4. Great photos – favourite is the babushka! Can’t wait to go to Russia and get ourselves one of those!

  5. Amy says:

    Wonderful selections for the family theme 🙂 So lovely!

  6. Great photos. I particularly liked the lemur family and the pandas.

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Excellent post Milka – love them all but have to add a vote for the pandas. They are just too darned cute for words!

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