Yesterday we visited the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle even though rain was in the forecast.
And rain it did, most of the time we were there.
Even so, I carried my camera and managed to sneak some pictures of the animals, which I later changed to black and white for this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge.
Many of them were well suited to this change including the zebra
who looked good from any angle.
The giraffe stayed inside but gave us a smile while he was eating.
The monkeys stayed in their caves wondering what on earth we were doing outside,
and the lemurs were also surprised.
But the big cats were not daunted.
We ended our visit with the gorillas, who went about their business taking no mind of us, for which I was grateful.
I love animals and whenever I visit the zoo, I fall in love with them all over again. Always with a mix of joy and sadness. Joy at the beauty and uniqueness of each; sadness they aren’t able to live freely in their natural habitat. And yet that habitat is disappearing. So I’m happy they have a place at Woodland Park, where efforts have been made to build homes for them as true to nature as possible.
Now before I go, I’ll leave you with the beautiful and industrious Weavers, building their nests for spring.
Life is better in color.