Kids will be Kids

Kids will be kids.
 
I noticed in both the Gorilla and Orangutan habitats that the staff at Zoo Atlanta had gone to great lengths to provide a “playground” for the young primates. This of course stimulates play and exercise for them. However, like human babies, the little ones often found more entertainment in the leaves either falling or already on the ground. Often it was obvious it provided the mental stimulation they needed. I would love to know what they were thinking. I enjoyed observing the behavior of the animals as much as I did photographing them. I couldn’t help but laugh when I was observing the Orangutans that every and I mean every child that walked up had to jump in a puddle of water that was by the habitat. It is the little things in life that kids find the greatest pleasures. I would rather see a child jumping in a puddle of water any day vs sitting playing on a tablet or with video games. Get your kids outside, let them get dirty, let them roll in the leaves and jump in the puddles. Take them to the Zoo. I did all of the above and I turned out fairly normal.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 360, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, spot metered on the Orangutan and set the meter at -1 stop, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13L sling bag, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #MindShiftGear, #ZooAtlanta

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