More Animals from Disney’s Animal Kingdom

I wanted to post this a couple of weeks ago after sharing photos during the month of July, 2019 from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You know how it goes some weeks, real life got in the way and I ran out of time. So, here is a photo packed post featuring more of the animals in the park.

One of the Disney Pic of the Week of a stately Asian Tiger on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. He posed for me so well and then he yawned and plopped down for a nap right after I took his portrait.

Asian Tiger Yawn
Asian Tiger (Panthera tigris) yawning before laying down for a nap on the Maharajah Jungle Trek in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Nikon D500/18-140VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 140, EV 0, 140mm (210mm DX) Focal Length.

The Bongo antelope is hard to spot when riding a truck through Disney’s Kilimanjaro Safaris. They must be nearly impossible to find in the wild.

Bongo Antelope
Bongo antelope (Tragelaphus eurycerus) photographed on Disney’s Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Nikon D500/80-400VR, 1/500s, f/5.3, ISO 6400, EV 0, 220mm (330mm DX) Focal Length.

It is not often you see one of the Nile Hippopotamus out of the water, then this Pink-backed Pelican stole my camera’s focus. I have to say, I was happy it did.

Pink-backed Pelican
Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) in front of a Nile Hippopotamus on Kilimanjaro Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 6400, EV +0.3, 300mm Focal Length.

There are two giraffe species seen on the savanna of Disney’s Kilimanjaro Safari attraction. This one is the Reticulated Giraffe which was not bothered by the safari trucks passing underneath it.

Reticulated Giraffe
Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) photographed on Disney’s Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Nikon D500/80-400VR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 2200, EV 0, 290mm (435mm DX) Focal Length.

Back on the Maharajah Jungle Trek, I photographed one of my favorite lizards. Komodo Dragons are the largest lizards in the world. I should have used a faster shutter speed here to freeze the tongue in action. Still, I do like how this came out after a little cropping to bring it in closer.

Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoenis) on the Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D500/18-140VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 1400, EV +0.3, 140mm (210mm DX) Focal Length, Cropped.

This Prehensile-tailed Skink hangs out with the bats on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. While it looks scary, Prehensile-tailed Skinks are vegetarians.

Prehensile-tailed Skink
Prehensile-tailed Skink (Corucia zebrata) on the Maharajah Jungle Trek in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D500/18-140VR, 1/125s, f/4.8, ISO 6400, EV +0.3, 50mm (75mm DX) Focal Length.

I often leave my big, heavy Nikon 80-400VR lens in a locker while visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When I go to retrieve it, I often spend a little time in the front of the Oasis with the birds found at the water pool there. This Roseate Spoonbill was about to close it’s eyes for a rest. Happily, I was able to photograph it before it did.

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaja ajaja) in the Oasis area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D500/80-400VR, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 280, EV +0.3, 400mm (600mm DX) Focal Length.

What animals do you like to photograph in Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Let me know in the Comments!

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