Now that the Penguin Plunge at the Calgary Zoo is finally open to the public I can share with you our photos from the members preview. It was lots of fun and I can't wait to go back again and again with various people who come to visit.
The outdoor part doesn't open until the spring but it looks like it is going to be a cool place to watch the penguins in addition to their awesome exhibit inside.
So neat to see the penguins swimming right past you, like you were in the water with them!
There are 42 penguins in all representing 4 different species so you get quite a variety of looks and behaviours.
I could not get over how close you can get! This guy really liked standing over everyone's heads and then diving into the water splashing us all.
I didn't know it would be such a challenge to catch a penguin and a smile in the same shot!
But I got it!
This port hole was really neat, big enough that most kids could climb right in for an even more up close experience with the penguins
Those suckers can swim fast! Hard to get an in focus shot with my little point and shoot. So as you can see well worth a visit to the Calgary Zoo to check out the newest addition!
We also popped over to the hippos and I just had to share this series of photos so you know how hard it is to get a pic of Grady to share! Silly guy loves to move just as I click, he thinks its hilarious!
I have to admit we do get some pretty interesting pictures as a result
I think out of focus ought to be the new trend in photography :D