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A Zoo's Day

I was walking around the Philadelphia zoo and just came upon this image. It was a hot day in the city and this orangutan was just hanging out not moving much. The composition and walls caught me by surprise how much they appeared stark and painterly with the streaks running down. The ‘windows’ of the space, from the opening cage to the sitting space made me aware of how this creature is staring at cement all day. I’m not against zoo’s at all. They are a great refuge for many, however his stare was worth a photo and a moment in time.

TAGS: Orangutan, Pennsylvania

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Sparta, New Jersey, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Coco Mase.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
Total Views: 38
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3100
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Phildelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America