Someone asked me why I’d always want to go to the zoo whenever I visit a country. Aside from testing my photography skills (or the lack thereof) for wild animal shoots, I wittingly replied “Show me your country’s best zoo and I will tell you how well-fed your people are“. Just look at how the Manila zoo tigers are so skinny.
Here are some of the shots I got using my Canon Rebel XT with the Sigma 70-300mm APO DG-Macro. The animals are between 10 to 20 meters away so a telephoto lens is a must here.
The Singapore Zoo is indeed one of the biggest and most beautiful zoo in the world. The shot of the flowers and the lake (Singapore’s water reservoir) was taken using the Canon 10-22mm.
The zoo is about 15 minutes by taxi from the city center (we stayed at the Geylang area) and costs about SG$15. Entrance fee is $15 with optional $5 for a ride-all-you-can tram.