A picture from August, 2002, at the National Zoo.
This was shot early in the morning, when the zoo was just waking up. It’s the kind of shot you don’t get during the “regular” hours — one of the nice things about the National Zoo is that it’s open 24/7. In the summer it is particularly nice to visit the zoo at the crack of dawn — and you can even find a close-in parking place.
This was originally shot on film using a Nikon F100 and a Tokina 300mm f/2.8 lens.