I'm not asking to see any. I have a question about them. How to get around the cages and fences and 2 layered plexiglass and smudges on the glass? We took a day trip to Chattanooga today and decided to try out their zoo. Apparently the city has bought or aquired the Warner Park zoo and it reminds me of the old Atlanta Zoo back when Willie B had a gym room with tire swings and a tv set (for him) to watch. Many of the animals are in cages that are difficult if not impossible to focus past and the observation points have really smudgy glass and bad glares. I'm sure a filter could fix the glare problem and I didn't have a can of windex wipes to clean the glass, LOL. I was able to focus past the chain mail type cage of one bird but there were some monkeys I coudln't get close enough to the chain mail to really get a good focus. We also went to the Tenn Aquarium (yes, it costs us less to buy a tank of gas and drive 2 hours away with our family membership than for our family to drive 30 minutes to Atlanta and pay a one day entry)...boy was that place crowded. I was able to focus past some of the smudges and imperfections in the plexiglass there. I couldn't get a good sharp image of the seadragons and last time I wondered why that was...because they are in round tanks (and here I was thinking it had something to do with my poor photography skills :greenpbl: ). The penguins were great, but they have splashed so much water on the glass, it's hard to get a focus on the ones not in the water. I'll post some of my pics (most of them belong in bloopers and snapshots...especially my river otter streaks and my penguins (also mostly streaks) in the galleries in a bit. I shot over 600 today (boy am I glad I wasn't trying to improve my film skills, LOL). I do know to be able to get the images I'd like to be taking away (aside from better skills, LOL), I'd need a wider aperture (not really a possibility at this time with my d40), at least a monopod (not practical with a family trip in a crowded place), probably some filters...a lens hood woudl have served better than my hand in some flash shots (where flash was allowed) and with some glare. Also I know for several of the zoo shots, a higher zoom would be nice. I kind of wished I'd taken my kodak as it's great outdoors. I've finally reached my question...if you shoot in zoos and aquariums, do you have any tips? I know Sabbath uses even P&S cameras in zoos, so without special equipment how do you focus past glass or wires or other obstacles?