A Word A Week Challenge: Pose

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Today I’m participating in the A Word A Week Challenge. This week’s theme is “pose”.  I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

This super cute grizzly bear was posing at the San Diego Zoo, hoping someone would throw him some of that popcorn he could smell. How disappointed he must have been when the popcorn walked away…

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

Same San Diego Zoo, different bear, this time a panda bear. Those guys sure know how to pose for the camera.

A Word A Week Challenge: Pose - Panda bear at the San Diego Zoo
A Word A Week Challenge: Pose – Panda bear at the San Diego Zoo

This praying mantis was annoyed to have my camera so close and it decided to stop and freeze, hoping I’d go away. It worked because I got my photos and left it alone after that.

A Word A Week Challenge: Pose - praying mantis
A Word A Week Challenge: Pose – praying mantis

This green Junebug beetle posed on some colorful yellow rose petals for me while I took its picture.

A Word A Week Challenge: Pose - green Junebug beetle
A Word A Week Challenge: Pose – green Junebug beetle

Last but not least, this white great egret sure knows how to strike a pose and show off!

A Word A Week Challenge: Pose - white great egret
A Word A Week Challenge: Pose – white great egret

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom

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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