Taking pictures at the zoo is a great exercise. With hundreds or even thousands of animals, there are always moments to be captured.

Yesterday was a beautiful March day, so we as a family ventured to the Milwaukee County Zoo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As we always do, we visited the Ape exhibit where they have several lowland gorillas on display.

Today was a special day as I caught a special moment with Baby Zahra sleeping on her mom, Naku. Six-month-old Zahra (Swahili for Blossom) was born September 9, 2017.

See my other zoo post from 2012 titled “Mandrill”, also from the ape exhibit.


Ice Planet


Muskego Lake, Muskego, WI in Winter

Muskego Lake, Muskego, WI | February 22, 2018

The world looks so different from up in the air. This was taken during my arrival into Milwaukee, WI. This is a Muskego Lake in Muskego, WI. I love the textures on the ice—it looks as though it is of another world.

40,000 Foot Monument

40,000 Foot Monuments

Yesterday I took a cross-country flight to San Diego from my hometown of Milwaukee. I told my co-worker whom I was flying with that I often use my travels to see the beautiful landscapes of the United States and Canada. This photo was taken at around 40,000 feet in Arizona looking northwest to Utah’s Monument Valley. Even though I was only able to see it for a very brief time, it made me want to visit it in person some time!

Cloud Sharks

Cloud Sharks

The razor sharp tips of these Cascade mountain tops poked through the cloud layer below, reminding me of shark fins sticking out of the waters of an ocean. Taken in late April 2016 just south of the U.S.-Canadian border on my way home from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Super Beaver Moon 2016

Super-Beaver Moon 2016

Tonight is the Supermoon of 2016—which is also the Beaver Moon (full moon in November). The moon is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth today (actually tomorrow, November 14 in the morning) than it typically is. This happens every year, but it doesn’t always coincide with a full moon! The last time it did was 68 years ago in 1948. The next instance of this happening is in 2034.

NASA states that the moon tonight is about 238,000 miles from Earth and appears in the sky to be 14% larger to the eye and will reflect about 30% more light from the sun than it usually does.

Take a peek outside and witness what many have never seen before. Even if it does just look like the moon, this is possibly a once in a lifetime astronomical event for many.

Happy viewing!

NASA Supermoon Site