How can there be only 10 weeks left to the year? Time is racing by and we finally got a bit of cooler fall temps in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex last week. The coldest day happened to be the day that I was scheduled for a photographic safari with some fellow PPA (Professional Photographers of America) members at the Fort Worth Zoo.
It rained the entire drive over there in the morning but I persevered and just as the zoo opened, it stopped and a few hours later the sun popped out. Many of the animals were not outside in their habitats due to the cold temperature (I really missed seeing the primates!), but we made do with what we could see and if you stayed until the bitter end as I did, you were rewarded with a couple of primates enjoying the slightly warmer afternoon temperatures.
When this week's theme of "Paint it Black" was announced, I knew I had to use some of my images from the zoo because so many animals look as though they've been painted with black spots and stripes. I hope you enjoy this little foray into the wild at the Fort Worth Zoo, yet again voted one of the top 5 zoos in the country!
Black Spots and Stripes
A hint of black in a sea of pink
Black and Blue
I titled this "black and blue" because I find this image somewhat heartbreaking. Bonobo's are human's closest animal relative and this image confirms it for me; they way he's laying, curled up with his arms beneath his head and the far away, sad look in his eyes. So human-like and makes me wonder what he's thinking.
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.