Summer Heat Means Lack of Action at the Fort Worth Zoo
Sep 11, 2020 | By: Tracy Allard
2020 has been a year for the record books. Not only did we have the Coronavirus, but here in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex we've also had a couple of months that broke decades-long rain fall records along with oppressive humidity.
Our annual average is about 65% humidity with May being most humid month and August being the least. Well, that's not the case this year! I had a session in late August where the humidity level was 96% at eight o'clock in the morning! This level of humidity, along with our average summer temps in the mid nineties, makes for some beastly, unbearable days and its weighing on everyone, including the animals at the Fort Worth Zoo; nobody feels like doing much in this kind of weather.
When I saw the theme was "action" for week 37 in the Pet Photography 52 Week Project, I though "bah". Who wants to run around in this weather? Then I remembered my recent zoo outing and thinking that all the animals were laying pretty low and decided to do an "anti-action" post for the topic. The Fort Worth Zoo has been repeatedly voted one of the best five zoos in the nation. It's a beautiful facility and a not-to-be-missed attraction if you're ever in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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. When not working as a Certified Professional Photographer and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, you can usually find her with camera in hand photographing something, somewhere.
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.