Woodland Park Zoo

I went to the Woodland Park Zoo last weekend with friends and family. There are lots of babies at the zoo right now, so it was a fun time to visit. Gavin the porcupette was hiding, but we caught a glimpse of him. I wanted to see the twin sloth bear cubs, but the sloth bears were M.I.A. while we were there. The adorable, fuzzy tree kangaroo joey isn’t on exhibit yet, but you can watch him via webcam. The quadruplet lion cubs were definitely the most fun to see.

Some of the photos I took at the zoo are below:

Lion Cub Lion Cubs Lion Cubs Lion Cubs Lion Cubs Elephant Gazelles Hippopotamus

New Camera: Canon T2i

Union Bay and Cascade Mountains
Union Bay and Cascade Mountains

Nick and I have been without a decent camera for a while now, relying on our cellphones for taking pictures. A couple weeks ago, we decided it was time to invest in an entry-level DSLR camera. After a lot of research, we had it narrowed down to a Canon EOS Rebel T2i and a Nikon D5100. We went back and forth between the two several times (they’re both very comparable) before finally picking the Canon T2i on the advice of our friend, Shaun Pezeshki.

Nick used to be pretty into photography, but I’m only a novice, so I’ve been learning from him, the wonderful world of the Internet, and (of course) experience! We’ve been posting our photos on Flickr: Nick and Marie’s Photostream.

Prior to yesterday’s Tulip Festival photos, Nick and I didn’t have a system* for determining who took which photos, so I’m not entirely sure who took which photos in the Magnuson Park and Arboretum and Kerry Park sets. Nick took all of the Woodland Park Zoo photos because I knew Nick would do a better job taking photos of moving animals (at least until I get more experience). 😛 I’ve included a few of my favorite photos I have taken so far with this post.

Red and Yellow Tulips
Red/Yellow Tulips at the Tulip Festival
Orange Tulips
Orange Tulips at the Tulip Festival

*Our current system is to take a photo of our shoes before we start taking photos lol.