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The Wilds - Second Visit

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by bobhoge, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Nan & I made our second trip to The Wilds in eastern Ohio. This time we took the open sided bus and the weather was cooler than last time. That combined for some better photos.

    The strange Sichuan Takin were a lot closer this time (70mm):
    NIKON D300    ---    70mm    f/7.1    1/200s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    80mm    f/4.5    1/500s    ISO 220

    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    The Giraffe (Reticulated & Rothchild's & Masai) herd was also very close (110mm)
    NIKON D300    ---    110mm    f/6.3    1/500s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    400mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 800

    The herd of Przewalski's Wild Horses were also right by the bus (80mm)
    NIKON D300    ---    80mm    f/7.1    1/500s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    120mm    f/5.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    Also close by was a female One-horned Rhino (240mm):
    NIKON D300    ---    240mm    f/7.1    1/500s    ISO 200

    With her posing baby (340mm):
    NIKON D300    ---    340mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 200

    Bob & Nan
  2. Marina

    Marina Guest

    These are great!! I don't think i've ever seen Sichuan Takin before, what an interesting creature!!
  3. Can't help but love those wild horses! Nice shots all around! Looks like ya'll had a lot of fun there too!
  4. Bob and Nan,
    wonderful series
    thanks for teaching me:

    i had NO idea about that unusual creature
    i appreciate the education
  5. It looks as strange in-person as in the photos. It seems to be a goat relative, but is quite large, almost bear-like in appearance. The national animal of Bhutan.

  6. Hi Dianne,

    We were not the only ones having fun at The Wilds... In the second photo, do you detect a look of lust:rolleyes:  in the eye of the stallion (to the right) in the second wild horse photo? Since this is a family rated place I'll just give a link to the photo of what happened next:

    Przewalski's Wild Horses have never been domesticated, unlike other most "wild" horses that are descended from domesticated horses. Genghis Khan tried to domesticate them in the 1200's, but was unsuccessful.

    Bob & Nan
  7. I love the first takin photo and the rhinos are wonderful too.

  8. ArtO


    Jun 14, 2008
    Nice series. Thanks for the Takin shots. Checked it out on Wikipedia since I hadn't heard of them before. (Thanks to Greg for the link.)
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