Animals in Captivity Part 4

Stanley Park Reptiles 003

Next up are the reptiles and amphibians! I have always found it difficult photographing through damp glass and in many of the habitats at the zoos and aquariums they are steamy and moisture locked. Even so I try my best to snap a picture of each. One thing I always think about when I look at reptiles and amphibians on display is that many of the different kinds are also kept as pets. This includes deadly species that could kill if mishandled.

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Animals in Captivity Part 2

Aquarium 001

Next up in this series is aquariums. I have seen plenty of fish behind glass which has been my only true experience photographing them. Maybe someday I will take the dive and do some underwater photography, but for now through the glass is my best access. Since I have not done any underwater photography I always feel that my photos are too staged, that the surroundings are super fake. Regardless I feel that it is capturing the moment and I like the results.