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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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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The stories behind Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which turns 20 in April

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The entrance to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. [Walt Disney World] Around this time last year, I was searching for an idea for my next AllEars.net blog. With the opening of Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom looming in the spring, I figured it might be a good idea to write something … Continue reading "The stories behind Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which turns 20 in April"
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