Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

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This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme is circles and curves. Nature is full of circles and curves so here are a few of my selections for this theme. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

Is there anything more round than a full moon?

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves - full moon
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves – full moon

OK, oranges are pretty round too.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: round orange
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: round orange

Lemons aren’t round but they show plenty of curves.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: the curves of a lemon
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: the curves of a lemon

This protea pin cushion flower has beautifully curved petals.

Curvy petals of the protea pin cushion flower
Curvy petals of the protea pin cushion flower

I love the round and curvy shapes of these raindrops on a spider web. You can see more of these raindrops here and here.

Raindrops on spider webs over river rocks
Raindrops on spider webs over river rocks

Sea jellies are round and curvy as they swim around.

The curves of sea jellies
The curves of sea jellies

I love these little round berries (more photos of these berries here). Two months later and the berries are still on the shrubs.

The round red berries of the Cotoneaster Lacteus
The round red berries of the Cotoneaster Lacteus

I’ll finish with the newest baby panda at the San Diego Zoo. I love those beautiful circles around the eyes!

Baby panda bear t the San Diego Zoo
Baby panda bear t the San Diego Zoo

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