There are thousands of Zoos scattered across the country. If you have no plans for a trip to Africa to photograph wildlife, a trip to your local zoo for wildlife photography will give you the opportunity to learn how to operate your camera properly so that you can capture the best possible photos of the creatures you will find in the wild. A photo trip to a zoo can be interesting and enjoyable. This issue #143 - Photographing Wildlife at the Zoo has tips on lenses and exposure that will greatly improve your zoo portraits. The red panda (as large as a medium-size dog) is not closely related to the giant panda.
If your zoo is closed by the Covid19 pandemic, practice on your pet and try to get the best possible photo of your dog or cat. They are necessary if you ever need to post any “Lost Pet” posters.
Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.