Going to the zoo gives an opportunity to take photographs of animals that you don’t normally see. I did get a few photos of the various animals on display but a personal preference of mine is to try and get them in the most natural of settings. This can sometimes be hard in a zoo as all the animals are, of course, in their enclosures. One place where I could get some good pretty photos was the Meerkat enclosure. The combination of low walls and all of the animals out and about, going about their daily life gave me the chance to sit down for a while and take some photos. Meerkats are quite fascinating to watch. They are very social animals with several animals playing, grooming and foraging for food while one or two stand on “Sentry” Duties and look out for danger. Further to that, they are extremely cute and lovable.
To try and get as natural looking shots as possible I focused on getting portrait style shots of them. This helped in eliminating unnatural looking walls and other things from the background.
Hope you enjoy.