San Diego Animals

Splish Splash: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 400mm f/5.6L

I’m finally getting around to post-processing my non-pelican animal shots from San Diego and La Jolla.  Most of the bird images were taken at San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, a fantastic venue to watch animals in their “natural” environment.  The opening image of the blog was taken at the La Jolla Cove.  I just love that blissful expression on the seal’s face as the splash of water engulfs her.

Roller: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4L IS

Superb Starling: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4L IS

White-Headed Lapwing: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4L IS

Masked Weaver: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4L IS

Mocking Bird: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4L IS

Cormorant: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4L IS

Cattle Egret: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4L IS

African Male Lion: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4L IS

African Baby Elephant: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4L IS

7 Comments
  • Ann & Dileep Bhandarkar
    June 16, 2010

    wonderful, love your new lens!
    Ann

    • Mahesh
      June 16, 2010

      Ann, thanks for the comment! The 600mm was a hoot to use. I’ve since sold it and am toting the 800mm now. :D

  • Dianna Wachtel
    June 16, 2010

    Mahesh, these are stunning as usual! Love the blue eye of the cormorant, and the languid pose of the male lion. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mahesh
      June 16, 2010

      Dianna, great to hear from you! I love that shot of the lion too. At the Wild Animal Park, they have a broken down Range Rover in the lion exhibit, and the male loves to rest on top of it. :D

  • Chris Budech
    June 17, 2010

    Really cool, I’m a bird watcher of sorts–like the
    White-Headed Lapwing.

    Audubon could have used your services! I just read a biography of him.

  • Bev
    June 21, 2010

    These are the best yet–I love the baby elephant, his face really is a baby face.
    Nice lens work.

    • Mahesh
      June 27, 2010

      Bev, thank you! It looks like you’re an animal lover…nice! :D

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