Followers

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Z is for Zebras, Zip-lining, and, of course, Zoo

Z in the sky here in Alberta


Z is for Zip-lining, which Dick tried in Jamaica a few years ago. I did not try it. I didn't even watch him trying it. The instructor took this photo of Dick looking somewhat dubious, while I was miles away doing something much safer.

And Z is for Zoo, a subject about which I could go on and on and on!!

In the top photo are some Zebras dining at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, now known as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Below, we have more Zebras, shown with their friends at the Zoo at Busch Gardens in Florida.

© Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear (except  zip-lining)




Posted for ABC Wednesday!
Hosted today by Mrs. Nesbitt her very self. Thanks, Denise!
To see how others made use of the letter Z, please click HERE!

24 comments:

Leslie: said...

I'd like to try zip-lining, but I think my bad back precludes it - that's my excuse and I'm sticking by it. (Actually, I'm afraid they'll ask for my "real" weight.) lol

Leslie
abcw team

Joyful said...

Kay, you sound like me. I try to avoid dangers, especially when on holiday :-))

Vagabonde said...

Zip lining is not for me and the more so now that I watched yesterday this Australian girl whose line broke and she fell into the rushing waters – was OK though.

Roger Owen Green said...

No way (or weigh) do I do zip lining.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kathy said...

Wonderful clarity on those zebra shots. Well done!

photowannabe said...

Love watching others zipping along but it's just not for me..ok, I'm basically just a big chicken.

Carver said...

Great z words and shots. Dick does look like he is focusing very strenuously on the task at hand. Good for him to give it a go.

Meryl said...

I zipped for the first time with my daughter across Whistler Mountain. I was scared out of my skin the first two stations, but after that I had an absolute blast. The views were breathtaking, and I was so happy I was able to overcome my fears. (My husband and other two kids refused to go!)

Raven said...

My daughter did this ... ugh, I didn't look either. Great photos! Raven

Kim, USA said...

Wow I love zip-lining. Great shots here.

ABC Wednesday

Reader Wil said...

This is the first time I hear of zip lining. I don't think I like it,
You were right to do something else. The zebras are very beautiful . I like zoos! Have a great week, Kay for you and Dick!

anthonynorth said...

Great selection. I used to love heights, but now keep my feet firmly on the ground :-)

diane b said...

That Zip lining is for dare devils. He is a brave soul. The zebras look terrific in their pyjamas.

Ms. Burrito said...

Zebra's are beautiful!

Zing is it for me. Hope you can visit and see. Have a nice day!

chubskulit said...

I would love to try zipping on that line.

Zodiac is one of my entries. Come see it when you get a chance. Thanks!

helenmac said...

I,too, zip right past the line to zip line! But your pictures of the z's are not for passing by!
HelenMac
ABC Team

Leslie said...

I love zebras, but you'll NEVER find me on a zip-line!

Jo said...

Grant and I did Zip-lining - called Canopy Tours in SA- in a forest in 2008. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and have photos too. (I should do a post on it sometime,- I'd forgotten about this until now, ha-ha!) Re the zebras. I have a post on zebras tomorrow. Your zebra's stripes look totally different to the ones I photographed on safari. Much denser than ours. Was Lindy glad to have her mum and dad back? (((Hugs))) Jo

Tumblewords: said...

I'd rather watch zebras than zip-line! No guts, no glory, but...:) Good photos!

Jenn Jilks said...

zip lining? OMG couldn't... :-)

Paula Scott said...

Beautiful zebra image! And someday, I will try a zip line-not sure where or when. I will have to overcome my fear though!

Kay said...

Is there anything that Dick won't try? What a picture! Those zebra photos are really amazing!

Francisca said...

I'd be right there with Dick! Jeez, until today I'd never heard of ziplining, and now I see it twice! I just came from blogger Shooting Parrot's blog where he posted a video with himself ziplining. Gotta try it one day... Zebras are always nice too!

Jo Bryant said...

I don't think that I shall try zip lining anytime soon
what a great entry to finish with
http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/z-is-for-zinke/