Central Park: Ducks & Geese

Central Park Birds Duck Flapping Wings

When you hear the word “animals” associated with New York City you might think of the filthy inhabitants of our subways better known as “rats” or the above ground winged variety better known as “pigeons”. However, Central Park is home to quite a bit of ducks and geese. I had a chance to get pretty close to the ducks for photos but stayed some distance from the geese because I’ve heard that they are quite unfriendly.


The Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium

I first heard about The Georgia Aquarium shortly before it was set to open. There was a lot of coverage of the Aquarium and much was made of it being the largest in the world. Photos and movie scenes showed a u-shaped tunnel through/beneath a huge tank that looked absolutely beautiful. I added Atlanta to my list of US cities to visit largely because of the aquarium.


Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - Bornean Orangutan

Originally planned as a two hour tour, my visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History became a four hour excursion. I got wrapped up in exploring the exhibits of mammals, gems, dinosaurs, ocean creatures, and a bunch of other interesting stuff.


Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Smithsonian National Zoo - Golden Lion Tamarin

Photos from my visit to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.


American Museum of Natural History

American Museum Natural History - Whooping Cranes

During Memorial Day Weekend 2009 I set out to get comfortable with my first DSLR camera at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). While the museum features The Rose Center (home of the Hayden Planetarium) and several halls, I gravitated towards the fossils and dioramas which present great photo opportunities.