Three Different Personalities at the San Francisco Zoo


Tigers, pelicans, and giraffes, three species that couldn’t be any more different from one another. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy visiting the zoo from time to time. These shots were taken in 2013, but I could probably compare them to ones I took late last year and they hold up.

I admit freely the tigers are my favorite and not just because of how visually striking they are, but because I tend to get better and better shots with each visit. I have a tiger photo I named, ‘The Playful Tiger’. On that day, I was the only one around. After two or three so-so shots of his inactivity, this tiger started to play for me! Did he understand what I was doing with the camera? I don’t suppose I’ll ever know, but what I do know is he began to roll around at varying speeds, never once taking his eyes off me.

To this day, I’m convinced he not only knew what the camera was, he knew what his best side was and he showed it off like no one’s business.

K’lee L. © 2015

tiger, jungle, San Francisco Zoo, Bengal, Siberian, Sumatran, cats

This tiger appears to be posing for me! K’lee L. © 2013

San Francisco Zoo, wildlife, birds, pelicans, bills, peaceful pond

Two white pelicans K’lee L. © 2013

giraffe, San Francisco Zoo, animals, wildlife, tall, neck, graceful animals,

A very tall giraffe! K’lee L. © 2013

2 thoughts on “Three Different Personalities at the San Francisco Zoo

    1. Thank you so much for the comment!!! Yes, the zoo here is a sacred place. The more I go and get to spend time with the animals, the more I feel they understand the reverence I feel towards them.. especially the big cats!


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