Saturday, January 29, 2011

Foto Finish - Jan 29th - Peace

This week's Foto Finish was a hard one for me.  With kiddo (and her friends) running around we don't get peace in our lives very frequently.  On the other hand, without kiddo there are a number of photos I would never have taken.  Like this week's Foto Finish.

For Spring Break last year we drove to Dallas, TX to visit my sister in law's family.  They have two kids, one a year older than kiddo the other a year younger.  In a moment of madness we decided to take all three kids to the Fort Worth Zoo.  The Dallas area schools were on Spring Break as well.  So the zoo was absolutely packed!  In the middle of all that chaos and noise this big cat had found some inner peace and quiet. 

One of these days we need to go back to the Fort Worth Zoo.  It is one of the nicer zoos we've visited.  From a photographer's perspective, it's one of the easiest to get reasonably good close ups of the animals if your camera has only moderate telephoto capabilities. 

Jump over to Cat Patches to check out other peaceful moments. 


Denise in PA said...

Ha ha - my Pekingese Lilly looks just like that lion when she's sleeping (only a little smaller - LOLOL!) I guess they don't call Pekes "lion dogs" for nothing!

SpinningStar said...

Great picture! I hope you are enjoying the warm weather we are having here in OK!

Barbara said...

Oh I love this, Kate. He looks so content. Thank you for posting to Foto Finish.

Marg said...

A great photo, I love the way his body blends in with the background.

quiltzyx said...

He is definitely at peace! What a great shot.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Trish said...

Wow, that is Peace. What a great picture, thank you for sharing it. Now when things get hectic I'll remember this and try to get some Peace into my life!