Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lions, Tigers and Bears

For my Camera Critters I am showing some of the critters hubby and I saw while visiting the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC.  


Some of my favorite critters at the zoo, the Panda bears, monkeys, orangutans, elephants and the tigers.






One of this zoo's big atttraction is the Panda Bears and the lions cubs were on my list of animals to see. I wanted to see how much they have grown since our last visit. They have grown a lot and all 7 cubs are doing well.




Below the Prairie Dog is looking a little chubby but not as big as the elephant. The Orangutan was climbing the tower while we were there and I love the meerkat's pose for me. I enjoyed seeing the Howler Monkey but it was much nice seeing them wild  in  Costa Rica .


A chubby Prairie Dog


I hope you enjoyed my critters from the Smithsonian National Zoo and to see more cute and wonderful critters please visit Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty Dawn for hosting this fun critter meme. Also, thank you for visiting my post. I hope everyone have a safe and happy weekend.

24 comments:

Muhammad Dadan Suryana said...

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missing moments said...

that prairie dog is too funny ... better get him on a diet!

Carletta said...

It's so long since I've gone there.
You got some great captures!
I will say your photos show a much nicer place than I remember.
Love the panda and cubs!
Carletta's Captures

chubskulit said...

Wow I have never seen a prairie dog. Thanks for sharing Eileen.

MY critter post, have a great weekend!

diane b said...

Some of them are big critters. I'd love to see a Panda. I wonder what the orangutan is contemplating.

Miss Kodee said...

Love the Prairie Dog! So excited as the Panda's are coming to Canada for 2012!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Each image is fantastic! The pandas and lions would be my favorites to see at the zoo. You have a great collection here.

wenn said...

cute animals!

Misty Dawn said...

The prairie dog and meerkat crack me up! And those lion cubs are adorable!

Cheryl said...

Sweet shots! Love the prairie dog's pose the best!

One Fly said...

Fun pictures.

Is it time to start a link list?

Not only is that dog fat it looks like he's got an attitude as well.

Joyful said...

I love these photos and collages of the wild animals. They are such awesome creatures :-)

Denise said...

Thanks Eileen, I haven't been to the National Zoo in ages. These cute photos have planted the seed.

EG Wow said...

I am thinking it would be tons of fun to visit a zoo soon. I can see you had tons of fun!

Ebie said...

One of the best collection of zoo animals I have ever seen. The panda bear is so cute!

Great mosaic Eileen!

betchai said...

love your praire dog, i don't think i have seen one yet, i probably should look if we have in local zoo here. love your mosaic too, you have such beautiful collection of animal shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love how completely un-zoo-like your pictures are. They all look as if you were on safari (or hiking around in Colorado, in the case of the prairie dogs!).

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful collages and excellent photos.

Regards!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi, Hope you will be okay from that upcoming hurricane. Please be safe... GADS--what is going on? First an earthquake and now a hurricane????? Yipes.

Great pictures of the critters!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Ann said...

loves the header. Let's grow old together,

ruma said...

Hello, eileeninmd

Lovely your works, full of JOY!

Thank you world-wide love.
and, your encouragement.

The prayer for all peace.

Have a good weekend.
from Japan, ruma ❁

SandyCarlson said...

Awesome! I love Chubby Dude!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Oh these are fantastic photos of so many wonderful animals..