Art Roundup, week of August 6th

After stepping into the zoo, my wife and I were eager to explore all the habitats. While some of the critters weren’t up and about, some just didn’t position themselves for quality shots. Of course some of my favorite ones were the visiting avians. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.

Blissful Disregard

As we stood over the crane, it continued preening itself as if it were the only creature nearby. It’s amazing how wildlife can be both skittish and blissfully apathetic about their surroundings. I know we were at a zoo, and animals there are a little calmer, but I’ve witnessed uncaged animals have the same odd mix of traits.

Nestled between a few habitats in the zoo was a platform with a wonderful view of the city below. My wife and I stood there flanked by the zoo’s animals as we took in the sprawling sight of the city. While there was one of those viewfinders, neither of us used them to get a closer view of the city, or the distant mountains.

Cradled Cityscape

Traveling Avian

As we circled the habitat for the various birds, I caught sight of a red bird nestled atop the wire frame. While there were many birds inside their habitat, they couldn’t compete with the traveling vibrant red bird who was seeking to chat with his kin.

As we walked to another habitat, I caught sight of another free bird, scrambling across the ground. Why was the little creature wasn’t flying? I couldn’t guess. However, this tiny avian personified the odd contradiction of disregard of the world while maintaining a skittish core for survival, that I highlighted with the crane.