Singapore has a fantastic zoo.
We visit once a year each time we’re back.
I had a simple set-up that day – it’s a 40mm prime lens.
The challenge here is not so much to become the next National Geographic photographer, but simply to impart a bit of character onto the subjects.
That’s my favourite animal, totally at home in its tropical paradise – I was born in the year of the tiger.
A turtle flying through the water.
A dreamy iguana.
An enigmatic bicycle … (the kids had to pry their weird daddy and his camera away from this animal.)
We’re that sea lion, trained to perform.
See how hard it spins for its food.
The chimpanzees are high above, lording over us…
Check out that animal of a camera!
It’s a full frame Sony RX1r.
It’s a f/2 Carl Zeiss Sonnar lens!
It’s a full frame digital camera with a fixed lens, a challenge to a Leica fixed with a 35mm lens.
I could be Garry Winogrand with that camera! (I should say Winogrand’s book The Animals was on my mind that day.)
With that camera, I could become the next Daido Moriyama… look at that lens hood!
Okay … back to the main plot.
Once upon a time, Singapore was a small fishing village.
Then the elephants came.
We’re all looking out for our next orange squash.
Capitalism is fun!
All lined up and waiting to be splashed on by the sea lion … what fun!
Would you like to meet a capitalist snake, anyone?
That’s a white capitalist peacock giving us a rear view…
A charging polar bear!
Up close and personal with a polar bear.
There’re lines we cannot cross.
No worries – no one is going to eat us.
My daughter was impressed by this bird and followed it for a bit.
My son got real close and took the above shot.
“What’s that, daddy?”
“It’s a nice furry raccoon-like monkey animal creature.”
Children love the horse-carriage ride.
A pony is not a baby horse.
It’s a small horse.
My son decided this particular otter was cute and took 16 identical pictures.
(That’s partly why I don’t let him use my film cameras.)
Bye bye! See you again next year!
For collectors: check out the prints!