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Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

A few weeks ago we went camping at Disney’s Fort Wilderness (camping being a relative term at Disney). Now, camping anywhere in Florida in July is not something we normally do, but we had family coming in from Baltimore that had rented a cabin there for the week and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spend some time with them. On one of the days we were there we joined them for a day at Animal Kingdom. Patti and I had been there once before many years ago and I knew that this was a target rich environment for photography. So I threw the long lens onto the Canon and off we went.

Our expectations were met. It was hot, as July Florida is, it was crowded, as Disney any time is, and I got plenty of good photos of various critters. I read somewhere on the Internet of a photographer that never tires of Animal Kingdom because the animals are always different. I would certainly agree with that, but at $90 a pop I won’t be making a regular habit of shooting there. Still, we had a great time wandering the park with our family and getting the chance to experience a bit of Disney with a 12 year old boy. 

(Happy now, Bill?)

Note the second cat in the background. Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Note the second cat in the background.
Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Yes, he's making a rude gesture. Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Yes, he’s making a rude gesture.
Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

This guy is resting on the back of another hippo. There was a whole bunch of them piled together.
Animal Kingdom, 7/21/1

Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

Animal Kingdom, 7/21/13

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So, as you know from the previous post, we recently attended the Discworld Convention that was held in what will always be considered our hometown of Baltimore (so what if I haven’t actually lived there in 30+ years). We had an excellent time there making lots of new friends and meeting many interesting people who share our love of the books of Terry Pratchett. Below is a smattering of some of the completely normal people in attendance.

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/5/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/5/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/6/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/6/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/5/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/5/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/6/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/6/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, Md. 7/5/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, Md. 7/5/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/6/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/6/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/6/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/6/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/7/13

North American Discworld Convention, Baltimore, MD. 7/7/13