It has been a while and I have been shooting a lot of portraits and weddings (well, one wedding) but I haven’t had the time to visit zoos. Finally, I went to Singapore over the long weekend and got the family shots done, and I was given time to roam around the zoo to get my long awaited shots.
This is also the first time that I took so many shots of monkeys. I seldom do but I spent quite a bit of time at the Primate Kingdom. The above is a shot of the Brown Capuchin. They are active, have funny expressions and quite cute. I had some fun shooting at their enclosure.
Next we have the skunk lookalike except that this is a monkey. The Black and White Colobus really looks like a skunk but since they are so far away, I couldn’t tell if they smell like one. Then again, I haven’t been sprayed by a skunk so I have no idea how they smell.
At the Primate Kingdom, we also have the Douc Langur and they have really long tails and funky colour combination. I found them quite interesting but they were most of the time hanging out under the shady hut so it was difficult to get a proper shot of them.
Next to the Primate Kingdom, you will find one of the main attractions of the Singapore Zoo, the Hamadryas Baboon area. But the baboons are not the only one in this area. You can also find the banded mongoose here. And they are usually grouped together. Rather cute fellas and when you make some noise, they all start staring at you.
Finally, a zoo trip in Singapore is never complete without me getting a shot of the baboons. Their enclosure is so well-designed and they always give some sort of picture opportunity. I just need to pay attention to what goes on around the place, and move around to get a better view.
More shots to come soon but I think I need to get back to editing the portrait shots. Animals are going to take a backseat. Until the next post, happy shooting!