“Smile and Say Jambo!” Photowalk in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

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 AllEars.net swag which was well received as most of it was gone before we started the photowalk. After introductions and a short discussion as to what the event was about, we pulled raffle tickets for prizes. Items given away included prints from both Barrie and myself, one of Barrie’s popular Disney calendars and a prize pack donated by Deb Wills, founder of AllEars.net, which included a rare Disney’s Animal Kingdom opening day t-shirt. Then, John Hayes, known to many as the Town Crier, lead us in a hearty Hip, Hip, Hooray! to 15 years of AllEars.net and Deb Wills. You can see John in the photo collage.

Below is most of the group posing before entering the park. The rest are photos I took during the walk on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail and safari trip.

AllEars December to Remember Photowalk in Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

“Smile and Say Jambo!” Photowalk in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Here’s the Bird Spotting Guide you can use while on the trail.

I hope all who attended had a great time. I enjoyed meeting you all. Until next time, Kwaheri!

Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

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2 Replies to ““Smile and Say Jambo!” Photowalk in Disney’s Animal Kingdom”

  1. Thank you so much for doing the Photowalk. I am not an advanced photographer, but left with some great tips…fill the frame…I still love the gorilla picture I took. You should teach a class 🙂

    Scott replies: Thank you, Sandi, for coming. I loved that photo, too!

  2. Scott, we did have a great time! It was a lot of fun, and seeing your collage is a very nice memory on these sub-zero days in the Upper Midwest. I got a great shot of the baby elephant, too, but your golden weaver at the nest is way better than mine.

    Note to Barrie: Your calendar looks great on my kitchen wall. Thanks to all of you for putting on such a great meet, and also to everyone in the group who made it so enjoyable.

    Scott replies: Collette, thank you so much and congrats on winning Barrie’s calendar.