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It’s becoming a regular habit of mine to show you the photos that I’ve taken during our weekend trips.

So if I see the cutest monkeys over the weekend nothing in this world will stop me from showing them to you.

Nothing.

Except for a limited internet connection.

But other than that, nothing.
 

This time it was Zoo Győr in Hungary.

The zoo is rather small, but I’ve come to a conclusion that it’s good that way.

You get entertained from the first second on and before you know two hours of the best fun have passed.

There’s no time to get bored.

Or no time for your legs to start hurting.

Which is really great.
 
 

Baby monkey: “Mama, can I be a crocodile when I grow up?”

Mama monkey: “Sure my dear, sure.”
 
 

Monkey love.
 
 

The Emu.

It was standing very close to me.

Also, it was taller than me.

For a second I thought I was going to leave without my left eye.

Or my camera.

 
 

The mischievous Llama.

He’s decided to go for a stroll all by himself.

Cute… that’s probably the only thing that his caretakers didn’t have on their minds at that very moment.

They would rather have seen a fence around him.

The Llama waited for the chasing guys here and there and allowed them to approach to a distance of about two steps just to start running again.

I like Llamas with humor.
 
 

The South American Coati.

They love taking naps in the tree tops.

Just like me.

 
 

Very cute friends.

Don’t you think?
 
 

Wow.

Who knew giraffes love cherries?

I didn’t.
 
 

Hi guys!

Want a cherry?
 

If by any chance you find yourself in Győr one day, now you know there’s a lot of cuteness there for you to see.

Love,

Petra
The Cuteness Seeker

 

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Smart Bug

Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D (EOS Rebel XS)
Lens: Tamron 60mm F2 Macro
Focal Length: 60 mm
Aperture: 3.5
Shutter Speed: 1/125
ISO: 100
Flash: None
White Balance: Auto

 

I love bugs.

Especially those who are mindful, understanding and cooperative.

Like this one, for example. He knew he was going to be photographed so he chose a background that was perfectly color-complementary to his own body. This grasshoppa definitely knew that his vivid green color would work gorgeously with the pink flowers.

Bravo, bug!

Bravo!

 

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At the Zoo

This is not my new pet.

This gorgeous funky/horror looking buddy is a penguin. Would you guess that?

We found and befriended him over the past weekend while visiting a very special place – the oldest zoo in the whole wide world – Zoo Vienna.

Man, was that a gorgeous trip.

I loved all the animals.

And I also loved all the popsicles I happened to eat.

By the way, do you think three is too many?

I’m actually asking whether three is too many popsicles to eat, not if three is too many animals to see in a zoo?

Well, who knows…

So, anyhow, I had three. But to my defense, it was very, very hot and we walked about 700 miles and in the end I thought I was seeing a gorilla while I was actually looking at a squirrel.
 
 

Oh, yeah, that’s me.

There was this underground corridor which led to a glass dome in the middle of a prairie dogs’ field.

And I love prairie dogs.

So I just had to squeeze myself in there.

Made for kids or not, attractions like these I simply cannot resist.
 
 

And then we met this buddy – Fred the Seal.

He’s huge.

The picture captured the moment when he was putting on his best smile just to get a nice juicy fish from his caretaker.

Nice smile Fred!

I use the same face when I want a sweet treat from someone.

Really.
 
 

Success!

And a big splash.

And screaming kids soaking wet.

And a lot of joy around the pool…
 

It just happens so, that in every zoo we visit I fall in love with some animal.

So far, I adore prairie dogs, Kiran (I love you! I miss you!) and now I heart seals more than I could ever imagine.

I wonder who’ll dazzle me next…

Whoever that will be, I’ll definitely let you know…
 

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I love hunting for beauty.

I love that sweet feeling it brings when I find it eventually.

It’s absolutely worth all the effort.

My heart thumping with excitement, my head spinning with joy.

With the help of my beloved camera (yes, beloved, I’m sorry… but it just happens to be so), I capture that glittery snippet of reality and keep it as a trophy forever.

Sweet, sweet feeling…

I love looking at things from different angles.

I love the different perspective.

There’s a lot of magic to be found when you shift your point of view slightly.

I love closer looks.

To watch the nature’s heartbeat from afar – not disturbing it, yet still being able to caputre its intimacy – is very precious to me.

Oh… and there are a lot more things that I love about  photography… and I will surely share them with you when the time comes…

Until then, enjoy!

Love,

Petra, The Escapist

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Last weekend we visited a zoo.

I know, these institutions might not be perceived positively by some, but I assure you that the animals in this zoo receive very good care and loads of love.

And this is where we happened to find the cutest baby in the whole universe… a little baby orangutan.

It is him.

Being one year of age, his main activity throughout the day is to have as much fun as physically possible.

And in his case, that is A LOT…

It took him about half a second to get from the above position…

… to this.

Then a very special dramatic gesture ensued…

… followed immediately by rolling over and grabbing a piece of a nutshell (because nutshells are just so much fun!).

And of course, striking the cutest pose imaginable was a must.

You’ve won my heart baby orangutan.

If you had a Twitter account, I’d follow you right away.

Nevertheless, I have this strange feeling I’ll see you again very, very soon…

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