Portraits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Bringing a heavy telephoto zoom lens is something I have only done at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a couple of times. In fact, the last time was back in 2013. Looking through these, I will be bringing it again. The lens I am talking about is the Nikon 80-400mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AF VR Zoom lens. It … Continue reading "Portraits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Re-Living an Old Trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Back in 2013, I brought the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR Zoom lens to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This is the original version of the lens. It is a big, heavy lens which I use mostly for field sports and wildlife photography with an occassional visit to local zoos. Carrying it at a Disney themepark … Continue reading "Re-Living an Old Trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Four Parks of Walt Disney World

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Let’s take a trip around the world as in Walt Disney World with a twist. I created this collage using none of the usual park icons. The Four Parks of Walt Disney World. From top left: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in the Magic Kingdom, Imagination Pavilion in Epcot, Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and … Continue reading "Four Parks of Walt Disney World"
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Photographing Animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Nile Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) in the water on the Kilimanjaro Safari.Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 1800, EV +0.3, 300mm Focal Length. In researching for this week’s blog, I discovered I had written a lot about photographing animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Instead of repeating myself again here are some links you can review. Trekking through … Continue reading "Photographing Animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Ruling the Animal Kingdom in Thirds

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The Rule of Thirds is a compositional rule in photography and other visual arts. The rule states that an image can be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. The four points which I refer to as power points formed by the intersections of these lines can … Continue reading "Ruling the Animal Kingdom in Thirds"
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Disney’s Kilimanjaro Safari Firsts

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On my last Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom I photographed some firsts. That is pretty amazing considering I have gone on safari close to 100 times since the park opened back in 1998. The first “first” was seeing the Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) facing the safari jeep and close to the road. In all … Continue reading "Disney’s Kilimanjaro Safari Firsts"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Animal

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A Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) photographed during a Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It is not often you see a Cheetah standing. This one even stood out in the bright sunlight. Cheetah on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.Nikon D700/80-400VR, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 560, EV +0.3, 400mm Focal Length. Predators have always been my … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Animal"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Rhino

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Rhinos rank among the most endangered species on Earth. There are five kinds of rhino: white, black, Indian, Sumatran and Javan. Two types, black and white, reside on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom. I believe these are white rhinos. If I am wrong, please let me know
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Disney Pic of the Week: Rhinoceros

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A White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) kicks up mud ahead of him as he leaves a wallowing pit photographed during a Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Rhinoceroses like to wallow in mud to keep bugs off of them and get protection from the Sun. May not look great but it gets the job done. White … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Rhinoceros"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Elephant

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African elephants have been part of Animal Kingdom since it opened. These massive animals can be seen as you ride the Kilimanjaro Safari. The Walt Disney World Resort’s animal care team welcomed the first African elephant calf to be born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in May 2003. You can see photos of some of the … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Elephant"
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