Monday, December 5, 2011
How do you know when you are too close?
The day after Thanksgiving, while the world was thronging to outlets of cheap crap made in China for deals, my daughter and I decided to visit the local zoo and were rewarded by having the entire place to ourselves for the better part of our stay. As a result of the lack of people perhaps, the lions happened to be right up against the window and it was free of oily hand and nose prints which allowed me to take the above picture with my cellphone with no cropping or zooming. My camera lens was perhaps a scant three feet from the nose of the male lion and his pride, much too close had there not been a substantial (I hope) piece of glass between us. Notice how he wasn't even looking at me but at my daughter cowering right to the left of me who probably would have made a good snack for this fellow.