7.22.2017

CATURDAY ART ~ at the Smithsonian National Zoo

While my grandchildren were visiting for summer vacation, we made our obligatory visit to the Smithsonian National Zoo ~ no trip to Washington, DC is complete without going there!  On this visit I photographed the DAMA GAZELLE and a RUPPELL'S GRIFFON VULTURE to use for Caturday Art.  Sadly, both of these majestic creatures are on the critically endangered species list at this time.

Fact: the Dama gazelle is one of the largest and rarest in the gazelle family. 
Fact: the Ruppell's griffon vulture is best known as the world's highest flying bird.

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15 comments:

  1. Great pictures. Love the artwork. Have a good day Ann.

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  2. That sure is better TV than OUR back yard!

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  3. Amazing photos!

    The Florida Furkids

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  4. Great artwork and fantastic picturesof some beautiful animals too :) Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday :) <3

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  5. Such beautiful art of beautiful subjects.

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  6. Beautiful photos!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  7. Those are beautiful pictures! Ghostwriter remembers back in the 60s seeing any kind of big bird, like a vulture or a hawk, was like a miracle! These days, we see them everywhere. That's a wonderful thing!

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  8. Great photos. And that bird, wow! Biiiiig.

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  9. As many times as I've visited Washington, I've never been to the zoo. I must put that on my bucket list. I love the photos and the artwork.

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  10. Very nice art today.
    These critters are lovely and it is sad their numbers are dwindling.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  11. What wonderful pictures, and at the Smithsonian no less.
    Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

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  12. Beautiful! I especially like the second one. It looks like it could be part of an animated movie.

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