For months I have said on here that after I had seen all your brilliant zoo photos I needed to go to the zoo myself any time soon. Of course, I was thinking of bringing my SLR and the 70-300mm lens. But the SLR is broken... Therefore all I could bring was my compact digital camera, the one that my son deprecatingly called "your tourist's snapper" . I felt soooo reduced! The weather was not always on our side, either, so my photos of elephants are nowhere near as nice as Raymond's were: Can you see the cute little baby between its mother's and aunts' legs? Here's a crop of the same, just for you to see a little better. (There are no words to tell you how much I missed my telephoto lens!!!) The animals in the zoo in Emmen have got large areas to themselves, so you cannot always be sure you get to see them close-up (least of all if all you bring is a "tourist's snapper" - cough-cough :roll: ). But do you see those tiny non-elephant creatures among them? These here (crop): Actually they were all over the place but would you think I could catch them close-up? Never. Grrr If you want, I can send more. We did not only and exclusively see elephants.