Little Miss Adorable

Jaguar cub at Brevard Zoo; three months old.  Copyright Audrey R. Smith, 2015.

Jaguar cub at Brevard Zoo; three months old. Copyright Audrey R. Smith, 2015.

Okay, so I know a LOT of my images lately have been from the zoo; it’s my other job.  But honestly, who could resist 3-month-old jaguar cubs?  The exhibit is glass-fronted, so shooting through it isn’t impossible, but it can be challenging at times. This exhibit is EXTREMELY dark, and if I want to avoid the crowds, I have to get there early in the morning – before the park opens and my shift starts – when it’s REALLY dark.  Some post-processing is necessary to compensate for high ISOs and deliberate under-exposing, which are themselves necessary to minimize motion-blur.  This particular day, the cubs and mom were out unusually early, and when I got there, this cub was on the log over their pond.

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