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I haven’t visited Lincoln Park Zoo as much since we moved out of the city. In 2007-2008 I probably visited once a week and some of the animals began to act differently as I would often be walking around the Zoo long before it officially opened and was sometimes there while they were being fed. I think this led some of them to become quite comfortable with me and allowed me to recognize patterns (the Polar Bears 6:30am morning swim, for example).

This is a free Zoo, in the city of Chicago, and I believe the oldest Zoo in the United States. I love it.

I’ve become so used to shooting at this zoo that it was very hard to pick just 12 photos from the two trips to the zoo I made during the year… I left out some that I like more for various reasons.

Anyway, here are 12 photos from the zoo, all shot in 2011:

Polar Bear Underwater





Red Wolf


Fennec Fox




Tigers - This made is into my top-12 purely on content, rather than quality!

Also check out my Brookfield Zoo 12.

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Left: Our Siberian Husky as a puppy.

Animals are very important to me, whether that is the dogs I grew up with, the cats my wife and I got together, the loving Labrador or Siberian Husky we have, or even the animals I see at the Zoo when nobody else seems to want to be there.

Our cats are siblings (brother and sister). The male has Cerebellar Hypoplasia; He walks funny, tends to pee and poop right next to the litter box rather than inside it, and can't jump or scratch furniture. We also have a Black Labrador and a white Siberian Husky. They have slept curled up together every night since both joined our family, and because I work from home, are very attached to their human (me).

One of my favorite things to do is take the Husky on walks during the cold winter here in Illinois. I wanted a Husky for exactly this activity, and I've not been disappointed by his energy or companionship in the colder months.


Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.

He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.

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