An afternoon at the Wild Animal Sanctuary

February 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

A new year and a clean slate.  Lots of opportunities to shoot and hoping to do more of it this year. 

My dearest friend invited me to go to one of her favorite places, the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg, CO.  I have been there once before but I can never get enough of those beautiful wild creatures.  Its over 700 acres of land which allows the animals plenty of space to roam with a mile long walkway that is about 30 feet or so above ground, letting you observe the animals. 

 I checked out their website and came across some interesting videos.  I had no idea what this place was about in its entirety.  I knew they rescued animals but not the level it did.  This place has helped animals from across the globe.  I watched  a documentary that was really good and will post at the bottom of this page. Some of these animals never saw outside of a cage.  Now they have much more space to roam.  

I rented a lens since I had to rent a different one for the prior days shoot.  I rented the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G VR AF-S NIKKOR Lens.  It was the first generation lens.  I thought it would be too heavy to carry around the 500mm which I would have rather have rented.  I was not very thrilled with the final results.  I should have rented a faster lens.  Many of my images looked a bit blurry.  But, nonetheless it was a great time and perfect weather for January, in the 60s which is strange.  Here are some of he images.


 

 


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