On a Limb

© Ken Smith

On a Limb

Uploaded: November 12, 2009 03:54:33


At the Lied Jungle Omaha which is part of Henry Doorly Zoo. Moments earlier, the baby was getting ready to go "solo" (see photo in discussion thread), then mom pulled her back to her side (this photo). About 20 seconds later, Dad stopped by to ensure the baby was doing OK (also in the discussion thread).

This Lied Jungle is the largest of its kind in the world. Covering 1.5 acres directly inside the main gate, the Lied Jungle has 123,000 square feet of floor space with 61,000 square feet of planted exhibit space, 35,000 square feet of display management area and 11,000 square feet of education space. The Lied Jungle is 80 feet tall, about the same as an eight-story building.

F5.6, 1/80th sec, ISO 2500, 260mm focal length

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 2500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 260.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Ken Smith level-classic November 12, 2009

Two more... #1204049

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 12, 2009

Aww... what a cute series Ken! #8124623

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 12, 2009

Super captures, Ken. This must have been wonderful to witness. Thanks for including all of them. #8124646

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict November 12, 2009

Great animal image here, Ken.

Dominick #8124690

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe November 12, 2009

Some amazing images Ken! #8124725

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 12, 2009

Awww! So sweet! Wonderfully captured and narrated, Ken!
I just love watching (and, often, relating to) primates, especially when babies are involved!
Nice series!
~♥~Lisa #8124817

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic November 12, 2009

You really captured the love in this family, Ken. Amazing to see. Thanks for making this a series. #8124851

Cathy Barrows November 12, 2009

well done...i thought you had wondered into the jungle somewhere...love the series #8124934

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic November 12, 2009

Marvelous Ken!!! I love all the shots and the wonderful story told here! #8124940

Kathy Cline level-classic November 12, 2009

KEN thanks for sharing this family with all of us.
I so enjoyed reading and viewing every detail.
TENDER, LOVING, and just precious!
Have a blessed day. #8125323

Ann Coates level-classic November 12, 2009

You captured some wonderful moments here Ken. I find primates so fascinating, because they are so human like. It sounds like they have the most fantastic place to live their lives in captivity. It's good to see. #8125404

Carla Metzler November 12, 2009

Aww, these are so wonderful! #8125527

Jeana Clark November 12, 2009

Sweet story Ken!!
I'm with the others here...
so glad you included the rest
of the story!! LOL!!!
ALL are terrific captures!!

~J~ #8125681

John Connolly November 12, 2009

What a marvelous series Ken! The Lied Jungle sure is some enclosure! #8125787

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 12, 2009

Fantastic images, Ken and interesting story. #8125915

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 12, 2009

cuteeeeeee!!!!!!! #8126743

Gina Cormier level-classic November 15, 2009

Superb story telling capture Ken!!! #8132782

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 15, 2009

I'm so glad you went to the zoo...we went to the one in SF it was fun!

Awesome capture...love your zoo it's one of my favorites! #8132900

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 07, 2010

All of these are sooo great Ken! I think I especially like the one with the whole family..now later....you enter that one in the contest too...

I so enjoyed our trip out there and the zoo, is this a different part since we came out??

jo ann c. #8278039

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 07, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8672058

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 07, 2010

Awesome capture....I told you to go to the zoo more! LOL! Congratulations!!! #8673988

Jeana Clark June 07, 2010

Fantastic work and a well deserved finalist!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #8674582

Debra R. Harder June 07, 2010

This is such an excellent image, Ken!! Fantastic details and comp...and timing, of course. Huge congratulations on another brilliant finalist! jsb #8674700

Irene Colling level-classic June 07, 2010

What fyn to witness this interaction.
Congratulations on the finalist. #8674705

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 07, 2010

Big Congrats, Ken! Fabulous Finalist! #8675144

Renee Doyle level-classic June 07, 2010

Very very cute Ken!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!! #8676170

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 08, 2010

gorgeous finalist... congratulations! #8676988

Michael G. Marshall June 08, 2010

Another wonderful Finalist, Ken! Congratulations! Michael #8678783

Karen Celella level-deluxe June 08, 2010

Congratulations on another of your wonderful finalists, Ken! #8679149

Glenn E. Traver June 08, 2010

Beautiful Finalsit, Congratulations Ken ~ GT #8679410

Eivor Kuchta June 08, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist! #8679663

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 08, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist, Ken! WTg! #8680472

Patti Coblentz June 08, 2010

Just stunning, Ken!! Congratulations on this finalist!

Patti #8680924

Shawn Jennings level-classic June 09, 2010

WTG Ken! Congratulations on your finalist! #8681953

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 09, 2010

Awesome finalist, way to go Ken!

You need to submit the mom and dad one this month, they are outstanding shots!

jo ann c #8682740

Linda Blair June 13, 2010

This is sooo sweet....congrats on getting finalist!!!!! #8692028

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