The polar bears of the San Diego Zoo are usually my first stop during my frequent visits. Normally they are napping, but if you’re in luck you can watch them glide through the water in their pool (they also have a pool in their private quarters), or playing with their many enrichment toys.
Aren’t these paws amazing?
I use a Canon EOS 50D camera with a 400mm lens. Normally I use a monopod for a lens this big (it’s the length of my forearm), but once in awhile you can’t use a tripod or monopod and have to hold the camera very still.
One of my favorite photographs. A quiet moment with these two Cheetah sisters taken during the early evening. Another photo where I held the camera and lens in a moving vehicle.