The puppy dog eyes never really worked for the seal, albeit a cute animal it just does not have the same draw that a puppy or kitten has making the same faces. The seal was nonetheless very energetic during a recent visit to the Zoo, putting on a great show for the visitors in the underwater viewing area.Images were taken with Nikon D5300 and Tamron 150-600mm lense.

The Gorilla is an animal that inspires respect, whether it is the sheer size, their strength of their behaviour I am not sure but a recent trip the the Melbourne Zoo in August was no exception. The Silverback Gorilla's had recently had a baby and as such the main viewing area was restricted but there were still points where one could see the Gorilla from afar.I brought my Nikon D5300 camera, and my Tamron 150-600mm lense with me, and because of the great focal length I got a good view of one of the Gorilla's, mind you it was a challenge to try and stop myself shaking due to the added weight of the huge lense. I would not like to annoy this guy in a hurry!