...alone on a hill...

With nearly every public venue closed by the COVID-19 virus in Manitoba I thought that the Assiniboine Park Zoo might escape and remain open but that was not be the case as it also closed this past Wednesday.

So a visit now is through the images that I've taken over the past few months.

On a visit on February 21, 2020 there was only one lone polar bear to be seen and here it was alone on a hill.

Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
f5.6 1/2000 140mm

Taken February 21, 2020.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 03/22/20 21:13
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 03/22/20 21:15

just cannot imagine trying to hand feed a polar bear with through screening

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 03/22/20 21:15

I took this image on July 30 with most of the images being converted to b&w except for this one. The water in both the seals' pool and the bears' enclosures were really cloudy which showed up strongly in the color images.

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 03/22/20 21:16

hind quarters of two Grant's zebras

Comments by Gerry Vrbensky on Mon, 03/23/20 08:44

I like the closeup of the polar bear and the girl, without that fence I'm sure she would be much farther away. Stay safe.

Comments by S Roter on Mon, 03/23/20 10:53

The OP and the feeding bear are standouts for me.

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 03/25/20 08:01

This large, muscular, hoofed mammal is sometimes referred to as a goat antelope, because it has things in common with both goats and antelope. But the takin is most closely related to sheep and to the goat-like aoudad, or Barbary sheep, of North Africa.

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 03/25/20 08:02

CS5 auto contrasts
Nik silver efex pro2 overexposed ev+1 (16,15,10,red)

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 03/25/20 08:03

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

The Tyger
By William Blake

Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Sat, 03/28/20 10:29

Nice shots but the opening one is the best.;-)

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sat, 03/28/20 14:56

One last shot of the creatures of Assiniboine Park Zoo. An upside down harbour seal... I think this is one of the blind harbour seals.

Comments by les perry on Sun, 04/05/20 14:51

Going with the wolf as my fav, really caught the texture in his coat

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 04/05/20 20:20


Thank you for viewing and commenting.

I kept putting off going to the zoo because of the weather and then the virus shut all the public facilities down in Winnipeg so I've had to go with the pictures I've taken in the past for my trip to the zoo.

Keep well.