One Big Family

Brent Jones is a friend who takes his Canon EOS 5D Mark IV on all his outings. He uses a telephoto lens quite a bit, taking pictures of many animals ‘up close.’ His recent visit to Woodland Park Zoo here in Seattle a week ago had many excellent subjects, none more endearing than the orangutan, who reminds me that we are close cousins.

Orangutan, Woodland Park Zoo, image by Brent Jones


It was the second time in less than a week that I’d seen meerkats, the first at the Los Angeles Zoo. The image above was taken at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. At first, they looked like taxidermed specimens until, bodies perfectly still, their heads swiveled one at a time in the way that meerkats do.


Meerkats at the Los Angeles Zoo