We had a very urgent plea to go to the Zoo from our youngest Miss A. She loves animals, and even though we have read books about them, and met in person lots of different animals. We even went on a Safari and Zoo when we visited Animal Kingdom and Florida. We’ve wracked our memories, and we don’t think she has ever visited a zoo in the UK. So we decided to spend the day at a local one to us, and the world-famous Twycross Zoo.
We were also armed with a new bridge camera (Samsung WB2200F) kindly gifted to us by Currys, to record our zoo adventure. The Samsung WB2200F was very easy to use, and handle. I loved how easy it was to grip and keep the camera steady. It worked slower that my DSLR, but I expected that. The 60 x optical zoom was a great feature, as I tend to use my fixed lens the most, so being able to get up close to the animals to take the photographs was fab. With features like video and the ability to send images to Instagram via wifi, it is a great all round camera.
Before Tall Dad and I had children, we went to Thailand, and both fell in love with the elephants. We rode them through the jungle near Chiang Mai. Spending some time taking photographs and observing these amazing creatures was a real treat to enjoy with the children.
As you can see, the detail is really good when the camera was zoomed in on the elephants face. I left this photograph untouched, and was impressed you could even see the hairs.
I couldn’t resist this one of the baby elephant.
It’s safe to say Miss A had fantastic time. I remember when we took a photograph of Nia our eldest with this gorilla statue, when she was 2.
We missed feeding time for the Penguins, instead we were left with the lingering fishy smell. It was worth it though, for this great shot!
The Meercats were incredibly popular, it was hard to find a space to take a photograph of them!
We topped off the trip, with fish and chips from the new fish bar, and headed off home. A great fun trip!