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Title: The TAPIR POSE 1
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 11:13am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/3.5, ISO Equiv.: 220

Tapir ride anyone? Nah...just joking :)

Title: The TAPIR POSE 2
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 11:13am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.0, ISO Equiv.: 250

A healthy looking tapir. It's HUGE!

Title: Hey CUTIE!
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 11:13am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 560

Lying comfortably on the muddy soil.

Title: Yawning
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 11:14am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 500

Look at those ears!! SHREK!! Where is Fiona?

Title: YES?? Can I help you?
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 11:14am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 640

I was making those 'chut, chut' sound to get this tapir's attention.

Title: Wet
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 10:57am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 1100

A close-up shot on a pony's hair. This picture reminds me of a person's forehead - with spiky hair :)

Title: Santa Claus's Reindeer?
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 11:28am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 1600

Santa's Reindeer just arrived for an early Christmas.

Title: Mouse deer
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 11:33am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 1600

These mouse deers are not shy at all. They are roaming freely in an extra large enclosure.

By mid-afternoon (Day 2 - Malacca Trip), it started to rain again. It was a gloom and cloudy afternoon - missed out opportunity to snap some nice and decent photos. But then again, I truly enjoyed my two hours trip exploring the second largest zoo in Malaysia.

Malacca Zoo has a HUGE collection of exotic animals - including the ever-elusive pygmy monkeys. These miniature monkeys are awesome! Small, adorable and hyperactive. It reminds me of those pesky creatures in the Gremlin movie :)

Another interesting attraction in the zoo are a group of large-sized adult fruit bats placed in an open enclosure. A pretty scary sight because these flying mammals seems to be aggressive and displayed their sharp teeth! I was worried sick whether these bats will get nutty and start a biting rampage in the enclosure! But, these are FRUIT BATS, so no worries.

Other than that, I nearly patted a big cutie tapir. I was standing so close to it! Well, it was a memorable trip to rediscover our treasured floras and faunas in their best environment.

Remember to follow my photo blog for the last two posts about my Malacca trip :)

2 comments

  1. AdeYing Says:
  2. the wet bulu of the tapir looks familiar.hmm *trying to recall* oh yeah..now i remember..like those ahbengkia with tonnes of gel on their hair..
    anyway, nice photo =) try to snap insects photo cos they look good on close-up..something with our naked eyes we cant really see it well.

     
  3. shloke Says:
  4. Ade Ying,

    Yep!! Those wet hair really look like over-gel hairdo!

    Thanks for your kind compliments :)
    I'm avoiding snapping macro pics on insects unless I have a specialized macro lens.

    My entry level DSLR NIKON D60 camera is unable to zoom for those finer features of insects. Have to invest in a macro and long lenses soon!!

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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