Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Gibbon Island, no Gibbons
Gibbon island-- for some reason I don't see any gibbons here, but I sure do see a pretty waterfall. For those not in the know, this is at the National Zoo. Their Asia Trail offically opened yesterday, but it was raining all day and, I didn't really want to slog out and take pictures in sog and slush.
Thankfully today was a beautiful day, with clear, nearly cloudless blue skies by late afternoon. As you can see, some trees are starting to turn mostly fall colors by now, like this red torch of a maple near Gibbon Island. We covered gobs of zoo today. As for Wilbrodog, he got spooked by a gorilla thumping her chest and banging the glass to get him away from the glass. He decided to bluster a bit-- a woof and a growl, and I took him right out to cool his jets and tell him it is NOT his house and to be quiet and stay away.
I was a bit disappointed that the clouded leopard was difficult to photograph with the netted enclosure. I also realized most of the birds in the birdhouse were difficult to photograph with the striped glass, as well.
I'm going to refer you to Wilbrodog's blog for the low-down. I just know he's not going to mention the gorillas today, though.