On gaining entry to Auckland zoo, my first go to place is usually the tiger enclosure.  I have had some great success photographing the tigers through the glass and was looking forward to more opportunities. Alas that was not to be. I don’t know where the tigers are now but they are not where they […]

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The last time I visited Auckland Zoo, I was a little disappointed about the amount of construction happening at the time, reducing the experience for me.  That was 18 months ago now.  Yesterday I visited again and I could hardly believe what was going on.  Half of the zoo is now a construction zone and […]

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Today we are heading back to my Good Friday trip to Auckland Zoo and in particular the fur seal enclosure.  Normally these guys don’t really do much for me photographically but this time they were a real treat!  I got so many opportunities at close ups of them and the light was just lovely creating […]

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Today’s collection of images is a bit of a mash up.  Basically they can all be found around the back end of the Auckland zoo.  They have some walk in aviaries that let you get clear shots of the birds now which is an added bonus.  The kea like to get a little too close […]

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Jumping back to Easter weekend and our trip to the zoo.  One exhibit that I always like to head to both first and last is the tiger enclosures.  Usually I get good shots first thing in the morning but this time they were no where to be seen on my first pass, but on our […]

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Friday saw us heading to Auckland to a weekend Easter Camp with a group of friends in the bush, but before we went there we stopped off at Auckland Zoo.  I am happy to report it was much improved since my last visit as almost all the exhibits were open and it is looking really good!  One […]

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A very disappointing trip to Auckland Zoo today. It was really hot and most of the animals were in hiding. The most disappointing bit was that we paid $20 each to get in and half the zoo is closed for renovations and maintenance. If they are going to close stuff off they should reduce the […]

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I don’t know why it is, but almost everyone likes tigers! In the shops you can find all sorts of things with tiger faces on them from bedspreads to pictures to hang on the wall. Personally I have never really been one to drool over a tiger picture – unless of course I took it. […]

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For ages I had been chasing tui around with my camera. They land on the trees outside our house but by the time I get the camera out they are gone – sitting just out of reach of the lens calling out to me. I have even gone places where there were lots of tui […]

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