Baby Mandrill Born Aug. 8 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom family grew yet again on August 8, when they welcomed a baby mandrill to the fold. Scarlett and Winston are the parents of the baby, whose gender and exact birth weight are unknown at this time. Mandrills are the largest species of monkey, found in African rainforests along the equator. Their habitat, … Continue reading "Baby Mandrill Born Aug. 8 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!"
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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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Possible Hidden Mickeys in Africa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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More specifically, we’re taking in the sights along the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail in Africa. On the opposite side of the bridge from the amazing Jafar rock are other tall rock formations. Take a look at some suspicious images on one of these other rocks. Directly opposite Jafar, a classic Hidden Mickey might be carved … Continue reading "Possible Hidden Mickeys in Africa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Re-visiting the Wild Africa Trek in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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For those of you planning your next trip to Walt Disney World and are looking for a new adventure during your visit. May I suggest the Wild Africa Trek tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. If you enjoy photography, check out the links below this photo of a Reticulated Giraffe I was able to photograph from … Continue reading "Re-visiting the Wild Africa Trek in 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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Disney Pic of the Week: Africa

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For the next four weeks, we are going to explore the Lands of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Starting with Africa. Africa’s Harambe Theatre reflected in the Discovery River.Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/16, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 70mm Focal Length. The new home of the Festival of the Lion King Live Stage Show is reflected in the Discovery … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Africa"
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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 Birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Photographing birds whether at Walt Disney World or out in the wild is a challenge. While many birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are content to stand and be still for photographs. Others are not. If you have ever watched the Eastern Golden Weavers inside the Aviary of the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, you know what … Continue reading "Photographing Birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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