© 2016 Hannah Fischer
Events
On ‘Boo at the Zoo’ night, the main attractions roam wild
October 29th, 2016
A visit to the National Zoo became a comedy of errors recently, when I arrived to take pictures of the animals but discovered that it was “Boo at the Zoo” night, which requires tickets. I have a new camera (a Nikon 7200), and was all primed to test it out, so just as I was being shoo-ed away by security, I had a burst of inspiration: I asked if I could go around to the front of the zoo and take pictures of the incoming visitors in their costumes. The cop thought about it for a minute. “I don’t see why not. And if it’s not allowed, they’ll tell you when you get up there.”

With those encouraging words echoing in my ears, I walked to the front of the zoo where, it seemed, people were more thrilled than otherwise to have their pictures taken. I am generally shy, but the folks lining up to come to the zoo were so eager to show off their costumes, and I was so excited about trying my camera, that I found it relatively easy to approach people for their pictures. There was, by the way, no security there to tell me not to take pictures. Imagine what photographic riches there might have been had I actually been able to get into the zoo and capture the animals and the costumes together! Perhaps next year, perhaps even with other DC Focused members? In the meantime, a little sample of the offerings from “Boo at the Zoo.”
© 2016 Hannah Fischer
© 2016 Hannah Fischer
© 2016 Hannah Fischer
© 2016 Hannah Fischer
© 2016 Hannah Fischer
Hannah Fischer enjoys wildlife photography, hanging out at zoos, and imagining her next safari. You can find more of her pictures in her posts as hannahcat on SafariTalk, and you can find out more about her at AboutHannahFischer.
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