Thursday, November 24, 2011

Camera Stolen

Sigh. There will be no more pictures on this blog for a while. My camera was stolen from my car. I can't remember if I locked it. Cop said the door could have been picked open too.

Filed a police report, though I doubt it will do anything. Cop said to call all the pawn shops in the area tomorrow.



Monday, November 21, 2011

Missing Child

A few weeks back I got to do a video report on the disappearance of a 2-year-old boy in Bellevue, Wash. The story around it is weird, to put it nicely. The mother claimed that he left the boy in her car after it ran out of gas, but police later on said there was enough gas in the tank. This plays against the backdrop of a bitter custody battle between the two parents.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Vancouver, B.C.

The skyline from a corner of Stanley Park.
Just a few shots from the metropolis up north.

Canadian fight! outside a bar.

I forget this area's name, but it's basically their Ballard, except swankier.

I also forget the artist's name from this piece. But it's lovely.

Paddleboarding off Stanley Park.

Beach art.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Zoo Animal

A wolf munches on meat at the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim. Big predators, like this wolf and tigers, are in enclosure is no bigger than a small studio.

Zoos are unique places that allow the every man, woman and child to see exotic animals representing far off places, and many work tirelessly to conserve nature around the world.

Yet it seems cruelly ironic that the creatures we marvel at, even if bred in captivity, are basically prisoners behind bars, pacing back and forth.

What do you think of zoos?

For some reason, I found myself at three zoos recently. Here are some pictures:

Olympic Game Farm in Sequim

A black bear looks on as cars drive by her enclosure.

A lion eats in a den attached to his enclosure.

Around all the big predators, bunnies run around free.

The main attraction for the Game Farm is a drive through the property. Drivers can feed yaks, deer and horses bread that's provided.

Vancouver Zoo

Spectators watch a trained beluga whale at the Vancouver zoo.

Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma

Owl food.

The Point Defiance Zoo has a breeding program for red wolves. Only 100 live in the wild, re-introduced from zoos.