Late Afternoon in Prague Zoo – Part I

The weather these days is cold and sunny, only few degrees above 0 and that makes perfect conditions to go outside and take some photos. Yesterday, I went to Prague Zoo again, only about two hours before all the visitors would have to leave the zoo. And it was really cool, everything was lit with golden light, especially the exhibits on the southern hillside and there I took most of the photos. All these photos were taken when the sun was just above the horizon and therefore the colours are very warm.

The Indian Lion (Panthera leo persica)

… or maybe I should say lioness. Unfortunaly she is the only lion there, but hopefully a new male will arrive soon.
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Malayan Tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni)

I am just wondering if he is pracitising ballet or is it drunkenness?
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Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

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That was only the first portion of photos from Prague Zoo, there are two more to go.
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Evening Prague

Evenings in Prague offer great opportunities to take photos of the city lit by the last lights of the sun. All the photos in this post were taken last weekend at Vyšehrad.

Nusle Bridge spans the Nusle Valley and connects the Pankrác district and south-eastern parts of the city
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On the horizon, there is the Zizkov Television Tower and in the lower parts of the photo there is district of Nusle.
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The “5th of May” Street that leads to D1 highway on one end and on the other end it leads to Nusle Bridge.
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The lanes of Nusle Bridge.
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Hoarfrost

When winter begins I am always looking forward to seeing these frosted leaves while they are still green (or any other colour) just like in summer. It’s like these two opposite seasons meet in one moment and I can see the manifestation of both of them. I just hope there will be more days with climatic conditions good enough for creation of hoarfrost.

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Apple Strudel

Apple strudel is traditional Austrian dessert but it is also quite popular in other countries mostly in Europe. In our family we make an apple strudel usually in summer when we are at our cottage and we can use apples from the garden. But this time, altought it wasn’t summer making a strudel was a great way how to spend cold and damp weekend.

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Also, this is my very first try on food photography, so… what do you think?