Posts in Category: Animals

Lonely Eyes

I always wonder what’s going through the mind of a gorilla in captivity. I don’t like the fact that they are locked up, but there I was taking photos of them. Her eyes looked so sad and lonely.

Caption: Lonely Eyes
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XTi
Lens: EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/125 sec, f/6.3, ISO 800
Keywords: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, animal, escondido, gorilla, san diego, san diego wild animal park
Date: November 10, 2007
Escondido, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.098465, -117.000372

Gorilla at theSan Diego Zoo Safari Park

Gorilla at theSan Diego Zoo Safari Park

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

She was sitting near the edge of the enclosure chewing on a piece of grass, as she was watching me. I like to shoot portraits of people, and this shot feels very human. Kinda makes you wonder what they would say if they could talk, and what they think of being locked up.

Caption: Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XTi
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Shot at 400 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800
Keywords: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, animal, escondido, gorilla, portrait, san diego, san diego wild animal park
Date: October 27, 2007 2:02:34PM
Location: San Pasqual, Escondido, California, United States

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Another Idiot With A Camera

I remember taking this shot like it was yesterday. She just sat there looking at me with those sad eyes. I could just imagine here thinking “Great, another idiot with a camera”. She was only a few feet from me and she was looking right at me. When I view the image at 100% I can almost see myself in her eyes. This is one of my favorite gorilla shots from the safari park. The lens I used for this shot is tack sharp and a joy to use.

Caption: Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF600mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400
Focus: At 9.5m, with a depth of field of about 8.1cm, (from about 4.0cm before the focus point to about 4.1cm after)
Keywords: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, animal, escondido, gorilla, san diego, san diego wild animal park
Date: August 20, 2009 11:50:58AM
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All processing done in Lightroom

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

There is a section of the park where the lions can lounge on the top of old Land Rovers. I took a position on the bridge, and shot across the enclosure to catch a majestic shot of one of the lions

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM, 1/250 sec, f4.5, ISO 100
All processing done in Lightroom

Lion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Lion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park