The Tail End

Today we were lucky enough to have a team afternoon with work at the Auckland Zoo. My boss, who somehow fits the time in to also work there gave us an afternoon guided tour full of interesting and fun facts. I brought my Sony Nex along with both the kit lens and the 55-210mm zoom. […]

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Jungle Den

Battling on/off rainy weather, we ventured out to the Auckland Zoo today.  Some animals looked to enjoy the rain, others indifferent, and then the rest – the primates all sheltered out of vision, keeping dry. Armed with the Olympus e-500 I got a number of shots today. Some good, some average. With the larger zoom, […]

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Pelecanus Conspicillatus

  Pelecanus conspicillatus, the Australian pelican. Shot at the Sydney zoo a few years back on my old Sony A230 DSLR. With a wingspan of ~2.5m, these guys are fairly large birds. Interestingly, you can tell if they are a part of a breeding couple or not by the colour of their bill and circles […]

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Burma the Elephant

Looking back to my first post on MikeHawkey.com, I thought I would post up one of the images used in the post, and my cover art for the site. Hunting through my folders of images, I found it, Burma the Elephant. Burma is Auckland Zoo’s only current elephant, sadly after its other, Kashin, died at […]

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