During the convention I attended in Indianapolis, we had a “fun” day where we could choose from a list of activities to attend. For example, there was a micro-brewery tour, nine-holes of golf, paddle boats in the park, etc. I choose the “behind the scenes at the zoo” option. We went behind the scenes to visit a couple penguins who “painted.” Basically, non-toxic paint on their feet and they walked across a canvas. This is a photo of the two penguins we got to meet. They were in a good mood this day so we were able to pet them… and they’re so soft!!! The lighting was rather dim, and not wanting to use a flash as that can startle them, I had to set my camera on an ISO of 6400, which gave the image a very grainy look. I have removed some of the graininess in Photoshop, but it tends “warp” some of the edges. Nonetheless, here are the two female penguins which painted for us….
Photo credit: Me, Motley Photos
Location: Indianapolis Zoo, July 28, 2012