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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Birds of Flights of Wonder at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The Flights of Wonder show in Disney’s Animal Kingdom features many species of birds found throughout the world. Many are shown flying around the stage and audience. The best way to photograph this show is with a fast shutter speed. I set my camera to Shutter Priority mode with the shutter at 1/1000th of a … Continue reading "Birds of Flights of Wonder at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Flights of Wonder: Feed the Birds

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Do you want to ride Expedition Everest? Okay, give me your backpack and I’ll go watch Flights of Wonder. This show, like other segments of Animal Kingdom’s Asia (land) eluded me visit after visit. I took a wrong turn in Dinoland. I wandered around in circles in Africa. How did I ever make it to … Continue reading "Flights of Wonder: Feed the Birds"
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Photographing around Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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I see a lot people when they first walk up to the Tree of Life after crossing the bridge just take a photo or look at the tree for a bit then walk off to either side around Discovery Island. I suggest to many of my friends and family, to take the short trail down … Continue reading "Photographing around Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Animal Kingdom Walk Around

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Friday I found myself in Animal Kingdom on a hot, but crystal clear blue sky day. I looked in the first viewing area and the Black Swan was out! Hadn’t seen this swan in a while. Then over to Russell and Dug. I wanted to see if they’d give me the “dish” on the new … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom Walk Around"
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“Smile and Say Jambo!” Photowalk in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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It was a chilly Florida morning which greeted the attendees of the AllEars.net December to Remember photowalk event dubbed “Smile and Say Jambo!” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Barrie, Erin and I were thrilled with the turnout. I handed out photography tips for the animal trails and Kilimanjaro Safari ride. Erin laid out a lot of … Continue reading "“Smile and Say Jambo!” Photowalk in Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Creative Processing

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Photography is a very creative endeavor, and the fun doesn’t stop at taking the picture. With a little time on your hands and some photo processing software you can turn a basic photograph into a piece of art. For Pic of the Week this week Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing some of our … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Creative Processing"
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The Bird Sanctuary on the Maharajah Jungle Trek

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One of my favorite areas in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. The Asian tigers are a crowd favorite on the trail but do not overlook the bird sanctuary. Grab a large bird identification chart as you enter to enhance your enjoyment. You will also see some very ornate bird houses just … Continue reading "The Bird Sanctuary on the Maharajah Jungle Trek"
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14,000 Birds of a Feather Flock Together at Walt Disney World Resort

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 1, 2011 — While Donald Duck may be the most famous bird at Walt Disney World Resort, he’s not the only one. He’s apparently got a lot of company. On a recent day in January, Disney cast members and friends counted as many as 14,000 birds, representing at least 110 … Continue reading "14,000 Birds of a Feather Flock Together at Walt Disney World Resort"
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