Axis Deer at Austin Zoo

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I visited a small rescue zoo called Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary this past weekend. It was raining pretty hard by the time I got around to the Axis Deer enclosure, but the way this lovely little doe was looking at me, I knew I had to get a shot before I fled for cover. As I inserted my lens through the fence to get a decent shot, she was kind enough to stare down my camera and brave enough to hold her ground as I edged closer and closer. You can see and read more about the animals I encountered at the zoo here. Taken with a Nikon D7000 and 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Nikkor lens. Click image to enlarge.

Portrait of a Bat

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A Mexican free-tailed bat flies under a light beneath the McNeil / I-35 Overpass in Round Rock, TX. This particular bat is just one of the half-million bats that make up the Round Rock colony. To get this shot, I had to walk beneath the bridge (in guano) with the whole lot of them flying all around me. Taken on July 17, 2013 with a Nikon D7000 and 50mm f1.8 Nikkor lens. Click photo to enlarge.