Philadelphia Zoo

I’m pretty sure I’m about to set a record on this blog for the post with the most photos. I’m also pretty sure I will break the new record when I write the post that’s going up tomorrow. I’ve mentioned before that I like taking photos – albeit in a casual manner and with a waterproof point and shoot which only goes so far – and usually take between a hundred to three hundred per hike or adventure. Well, my sister is a photographer and so between the two of us, we took a thousand pictures on our day trip to Philadelphia. Not counting photos with our phones. So I have a LOT of pictures, many of which are too good not to share since were taken by Tina who has superior talent as well as superior equipment (and a super good zoom lens on one of her cameras). I was still without my camera at this point but Tina lent me one of hers – a point and shoot but one with a zoom lens and some fancy functions that I tried to take advantage of. Thus, all the pictures in this post are better than the ones you’re used to getting and is one of the reasons I had a difficult time whittling them down – that and the sheer number we took. We had our favorites and spent a good amount of our time watching them. The highlight for me I think were the hippos, one of which was using the other one as a pillow (who was submerged)! The river otters, the rhino, and the polar bears were also really favorites as was the tiger.

Lion, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Picture by Tina)

Lion, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Picture by Tina)

Tiger, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Picture by Tina)

Tiger, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Picture by Tina)

Cheetah, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Picture by Tina)

Cheetah, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Picture by Tina)

Hippo resting on top of submerged hippo, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hippo resting on top of submerged hippo, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hippo, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Picture by Tina)

Hippo, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Picture by Tina)

Galapagos tortoise, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Galapagos tortoise, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giant River Otter taking a nap, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giant River Otter taking a nap, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giant River Otter sleeping, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Photo by Tina)

Giant River Otter sleeping, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Photo by Tina)

Awake! Giant River Otter, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Awake! Giant River Otter, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rhino, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rhino, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rhino, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Picture by Tina)

Rhino, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Picture by Tina)

Penguin, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Photo by Tina)

Penguin, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Photo by Tina)

Tina photographing the giraffes, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tina photographing the giraffes, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Polar bear swimming, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Polar bear swimming, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Another shot of the polar bear swimming, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Another shot of the polar bear swimming, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gorilla, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gorilla, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Zebras, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Zebras, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Us in front of the elephant statue, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Us in front of the elephant statue, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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