Who ever said that portrait shots need to be of humans?
Taken at the San Diego zoo with far less telephoto deployed than was comfortable. Seconds later, this fellow rolled his long, very long, tongue across the front of my camera and up onto my forehead and then across the top. Good times.
Love it! Such a quizzical look … like he’s seen it all before! Beautifully sharp, and beautifully framed.
Thank you, Elisabeth!
As usual…..a wonderful addition to the day! What fun!
St. Francis could not have done better!
I don’t know… I’d put my money on St. Francis. Or at least, Pope Francis…
Rey, What is it about this guy that makes one smile? Perhaps it’s because he’s smirking at us! Great shot. Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my face.
Thanks, Michael. If his long, grey, sticky tongue ran across your forehead… I bet you wouldn’t be smiling then!
Probably not. It does make me wonder if he liked what he licked!
I expect not as he quickly walked away from me and toward the inner pen. Hope I didn’t kill the poor fellow…
was it slobbery! I’d kill for those lashes!
I would have been happy with slobbery. I’d characterize it more as sticky and dry. Yuck.
Love it!!! He reminded me of one of my professors!
Nice job with the crop Rey and isolating her face! Beautiful creature. Did you pet the camel while you were there? Petting a camel’s nose is one of my alltime highlights at San Diego Zoo!
No petting. A giraffe… and a rather large one at that. This particular one was more friendly than the others, for sure.
Nice. I spend a lot of my free time at the San Diego Zoo, mostly at the Malayan Tigers, but I do like the Giraffes too. They always have such great looks on their faces.
Balboa Park is a wonderful area. Many great photo ops!
Hey Rey, I know this is a giraffe :0)…. but when I was there, I got to pet a camel on the nose and it was the funniest thing. This facial expression just reminded me of that, that’s all.
Hey Rodney… cool, thanks.