Male wood duck protecting the nest (from a nearby zoo worker wading around the pond) taken in the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY. I used a Nikon SB-600 flash at +3 and was rewarded with being able to see the female in the nesting box.
I finally got a picture of the one of the zoo’s Red Wolves. The viewing area for them is above the wolf’s enclosure which has a lot of trees and brush for them to hide under. The Eastern Screech Owl was out being shown by one of the zoo’s handlers for the bird show. Another first was getting a nice portrait of the Northern River Otter who is usually curled up sleeping on me. This time he was kind enough to pose.