DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- American Trail (formerly Beaver Valley) (sea lions, seals, pelicans, beavers, otters, bald eagles, ravens, and grey wolves):
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SINZBV_190607_05.JPG: "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
-- Jacques Cousteau
SINZBV_190607_28.JPG: How Long 'Til It's Gone?
Some trash breaks down quickly in water; other debris lasts for hundreds of years. How long would it take for each of these objects to break down in the ocean? Slide the knobs to see if you're right.
SINZBV_190607_33.JPG: Sneak a Peak Behind the Scenes
Coming to the rescue
SINZBV_190607_40.JPG: What is threatening bats?
Many bats live in forests where they find food, water and places to roost. By altering forest habitats, people are the biggest threat to our region's bats.
Throughout the United States, white-nose syndrome, a fungus, is sickening many bats. Sick bats do not survive the winter.
SINZBV_190607_43.JPG: What can you do to help bats?
Put up a bat box. Bat boxes give bats a place to "call home." You can buy one or build your own. Look high up to see a bat box in this tree.
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Wikipedia Description: Beaver Valley - Home to the zoo's North American animals, Beaver Valley features of course its namesake beavers, as well as river otters, bald eagles, Mexican gray wolves and spectacled bears.
Transports visitors to the Pacific Northwest where they will come face-to-face with California sea lions and seals, pelicans, beavers, otters, the iconic bald eagle, ravens, and grey wolves.
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts (Boston, Stockbridge, and Springfield) to experience rain in another state,
Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
four trips to New York City (including the United Nations, Flushing, and the New York Comic-Con), and
my 14th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah).
Number of photos taken this year: about 582,000.