April Weekday Photo Shoot: San Diego Zoo

 

Great time of year! The tourists are gone, the kids are back in school, and we can explore the Zoo again on our monthly photo shoots. Join us for a fun and exciting weekday Photo Shoot of at the San Diego Zoo!

This is the third of monthly Zoo Shoots for each month until May or June.

We will meet to the right of the entrance in front of the membership booth at 8:30a.m. and do the group photo and get in line at 8:45a.m. We will enter the Zoo when it opens at 9:00a.m. sharp. Please be on time! If you are late or lost, do not worry, you can call me Walter on my cell phone at[masked], and I will tell you where we are, but try not be late. Maps are available at the entrance. If you're unfamiliar with the Zoo, take one. Here is a link to the Zoo web site:

San Diego Zoo

Our Route. Please read this.

This month we will begin in the Reptile House again, so you may want to bring a macro lens for this or a fast prime. We will shoot the Snakes and Lizards and we will then check out the new Reptile area which also has the Giant Tortoises. From there it's off to check out the Baby Orang Utan, the Gorillas and some of the Aviaries. Then it's off to the Mandrills, Fishing Cat and Tigers. Then we'll see the Hippos, Red Pandas and Giant Pandas. From there up Cat Canyon to visit the Amur Leopards, Snow Leopards and Siberian Lynxes. At the top of Cat Canyon we will hang a right and check out the Camels and Koalas. We'll see if the Cheetah's are out and will also see the Rhinos and the Giraffes. Then it's break time at Sidney's Grill. Here we can rest, enjoy lunch, trade epic yarns about our adventures and our, oh so excellent photos so far on the shoot, and talk about cameras and gear. After lunch we will explore some of the different aviaries of the Zoo.

Prices have gotten very expensive for "Dining" at the Zoo, so bringing your lunch may be a very good idea. A small bottle of water goes for over $4.00 now!!!

 

Some special notes (Please read this too):

If you RSVP YES, please show up, otherwise change your RSVP to NO.

Bring walking shoes, water, hats and sunscreen etc. or whatever you need. A telephoto zoom is the best lens to bring. You can also pack your lunch if you like.

If you are a member of the Zoo and have a guest pass that can be used by a non-member, please indicate so in your RSVP. This generosity has helped quite a few people in our photo shoots in the past, as the current admission for non-members is now (gulp) $42.00. Thank you.

Members needing assistance or who have questions can ask me or any other Organizers present. We will be glad to help. There will also be other experienced photographers present willing to help out.

It should be another great day out. If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas you can email Walter by going to my member profile. If you get lost or separated from the group, call my cell phone,[masked]-7893. See you there!

Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP you agree that PPS, Organizers and Event Hosts are not responsible for your safety, or for any injury or accident of your person or your property. You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you are able to participate in the event at your own risk.

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  • Walter Otto K.

    Not ideal conditions for photography at the Zoo, but still a great time and a nice walk. Wonderful to see everyone. Welcome to new members Barbara, Pio and Trevor.

    April 30

    • Pio

      Great group, and a fun shoot. Thanks for organizing it, Walter

      May 2

  • D. Michael M.

    Always enjoy the zoo.Very nic walk. Looks like we got so good shots.

    May 1

  • Stelios P.

    Great morning meeting. Always something new to see at the SD Zoo. Maybe we can visit the bird aviary next meet.

    May 1

    • Walter Otto K.

      Thanks for your feedback Stelios. As we have never done so before, and I have had several requests for this, we will concentrate on the two large aviaries next visit, Owen's Aviary and Scripp's Aviary.

      May 1

  • Don B.

    Great meetup with a fun group! Thanks again Walter.

    May 1

  • Astrid T.

    Great group, good venue with plenty of photo ops. I enjoyed the route. Lots of fun.

    May 1

  • Marilyn H.

    Good group, beautiful weather, and a fun shoot. Thanks for organizing it, Walter.

    April 30

  • Steven D.

    Enjoyable way to spend a very hot day.

    April 30

  • Steven D.

    Great group. Yes, it was hot, but I still managed to find some interesting subjects for images. PPS, and the San Diego Zoo never let us down!

    April 30

  • Andy K.

    Nice group (this time small) of people spending the morning at the zoo. Would have given it 5 stars, but for the heat, ergo, fewer animals visible

    April 30

    • Walter Otto K.

      Though I did my best to organize this shoot to everyone's liking, weather should always be considered force majeure. Even on an ideal day in the weather department it can be hit and miss. Therefore I would prefer ratings not to be based on such things as the weather and/or lack of animal sightings, but on things which are in control of PPS Organizers, such as organization, route chosen, willingness to answer questions, etc.

      April 30

  • Cindy B.

    Always fun to shoot here, but think the heat impacted my concentration on shooting. (:

    April 30

  • Nancie C.

    This venue is always the best ever!!! We have so much fun with great people who have become friends!

    April 30

  • Thel H.

    Another outstanding shoot at zoo. Saw some animal action I had missed. Good company! Thanks Walter.

    April 30

  • Letty G

    I could use a pass as well if anyone out there has one still available. ..thanks!

    April 23

  • Diana C.

    Really Sorry can't make it, out if town

    April 23

  • Nancie C.

    Steven...I have a pass and can get you in!

    April 22

    • Steven D.

      Thanks Nancie, see you Wednesday!

      April 22

  • Astrid T.

    I also have a pass that allows me to bring in a guest.

    April 22

  • Steven D.

    I could use a pass if anyone still has one available.

    April 22

  • Pio

    Diana, is any chance I could use yours guest pass on this meetup? I would appreciate it very much. or maybe somebody else has a spare one? thank you in advance

    April 4

    • Pio

      Thank you Diana, JD already offered his pass so you could take someone else

      April 5

    • Diana C.

      Figured out today only Diamond card can bring a guess. I have a regular card

      April 6

  • Bill G.

    Sorry. I will be out of town for this one.

    April 6

  • JD

    Walter, I also have a membership that will allow me to bring a guest. If needed, let me know.

    1 · April 4

    • Pio

      JD, I just saw it, may I be your guest? thank you

      April 4

    • JD

      Sure Pio. No worries

      April 5

  • Walter Otto K.

    I can get one lucky member in for free with my pass. First one to send me a pm can get in free.

    April 4

    • Walter Otto K.

      Diana, It spends on the membership you buy whether you can bring a guest in or not. It should say on your membership card.

      April 4

    • Diana C.

      I only have a print out at this point. I bought a single adult membership $96 not the diamond one. I guess I will just show up and ask at the gate and give my guess pass to a luck guest who is next to me. :-)

      April 4

  • David M.

    Hello Walter. I would appreciate using your guest pass if it is still available.

    April 4

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