Captive Beauty

Zoos, aquariums and sanctuaries can be a great place to practice photography. They offer an opportunity to see animals that you probably would not normally see. These organizations (when run appropriately) do excellent work towards conservation and stewardship. Living in a zoo gives the animals a second chance at life where their needs will be taken care of by humans, as most are captive bred or would not survive in the wild due to injury. Farm sanctuaries often rescue animals from bad situations and give them a comfortable “retirement” home. Family farms that are open to the public are also a great way to teach young kids about livestock. I really enjoy visiting well run zoos, aquariums and sanctuaries.

The following pictures were taken at the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, Nettle Meadow Farm Sanctuary, Sweet Briar Nature Center, the Beekman 1802 Farm and the Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden.


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