What is not to love about the Penguins, on the day I visited it was stinking hot so i must admit I did have a think about jumping in with them. Apparentally that is somewhat frowned upon, and being a good member of society I decided that I should not swim with the Penguins.Since they were not moving too quickly, I could capture images using my Tamron 150-600mm lense at a shutter speed that was just enough to prevent motion blur. Equipment Used: As with all of my images, I use Nikon gear. This is not because I think Nikon is better than Canon but just

I had the joy of attending Healesville Sanctuary with my family in late February to have a look around (and of course take some photos). The sanctuary is unlike Melbourne and Werribee Zoo in that it has far more Australian animals than the other Zoo's, it really is an Australian based Zoo covering all realms of Australian animals from birds through to the classic koala!On my visit, we took our two children (1. year old, and 3.5 years old), to be honest for the youngest it was not too excited since I don't think he fully comprehended what was going on however,  for our eldest

I visited the Melbourne Zoo earlier in the year and got a number of photos including of some of the Reptiles.I am not a fan of the reptiles, I know people have pet snakes and Lizards and so on but being honest, that is just not for me. That said they are impressive creatures nonetheless and I did love the eye of the Lizard, the snake just plain freaked me out.The darkness made it difficult to get the photo, as I was shooting without the flash or tripod (but with a Nikon D5300, and Sigma 150mm Macro). If I took these photos again it would

The snow leopard at the Melbourne Zoo was not at all interested in us during our visit. It did make me chuckle as I swear I have seen my cats make exactly the same face!Story may have been different if I was on the inside of the pen however!Image taken with a Nikon D5300 and Tamron 150-600mm Macro.