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NW Trek Wild Animal Park, Eatonville, Wa

 
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Spent mother's day with the kids at the NW Trek in Eatonville, WA. It happened to be the sunniest/warmest day we've had so far this year but there were some good photo ops and not every animal was hiding in the shade. The park has a tram that rides you through the fields and there are plenty of opportunities to hang the camera out the window and shoot as you're moving by. I wished they stopped/slowed down more but it's not really designed for photographers. I actually got a wee bit motion sick from sitting backwards while moving forward and trying to look through the view finder of the camera the whole time. Still a fun trip though if you're in the area. Comments and critique welcomed!

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TurtleCurve
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I like #2, makes you feel drunk!

May 14, 2012 12:46



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rick_reno
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wow, these are all fantastic shots

May 14, 2012 15:59



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Very nice. I lived on the left coast in the 1970's working for DOE. Wish I was back there now.

May 14, 2012 17:31 as a reply to rick_reno's post 1 hour earlier.

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I've got to stop drinking so much.. #2 I agree with TurtleCurve
.. I also like the Bear, bison and the first ram

May 15, 2012 09:19

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great shots! I was up there acouple of yrs ago.. and i do agree.. they dont stop for a person to really take any pictures.. but you did a great job!! i always seem to be on the wrong side of the tram... LOL

i want to get back up there soon...

TFS.. your photos are really nice!!

May 15, 2012 09:30



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Super shooting. The Big Horn Sheep group shot is a prize among a collection of very nice photos. The Porcupine is one of the most pleasantly playful photos going.

May 18, 2012 08:46

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not to threadjack, just FYI, check out NWTrek website, they do early morning photography only tours where they go slow and take the doors and windows out of the tram and go real slow so you can get shots, it's only on specific days, schedule is on the site. With that said, nice shots, love that place.

May 22, 2012 05:03



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lgndracer
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How long of a lens did you take?

May 22, 2012 20:58



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Its $60 for their photograPhy tour.. OUCH!! not something i can afford....

May 23, 2012 08:22



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