provided their own little show. Too funny how their feathers get ruffled when they fight (top left).
The "Alpha" bird posed and I took a step back. All stretched out they are quite big.
daily constitutional through the park guided by to keepers who just walk behind them and guide them along so they don't stray off the path.
Sometimes you are able to capture a perfect pose. This crane stood still while I was getting my camera out of the bag and turned it on. As soon as I had a couple of pictures he hopped into the water and turned his back to me.
That giraffe, after posing, bent that long neck down and licked my hand. What a truly weird feeling that was, not like a puppy lick at all and that tongue is just so very long.