Archive for November, 2007

A Blog Break

November 11, 2007

We have found ourselves busy fulfilling many holiday orders for our retail partners.

It’s time to take a brief blog break — but we’ll be back in 2008!

Recommended Visit: the American Museum of Natural History’s Dioramas

November 4, 2007

One of my favorite spots in New York City, in addition to the Bronx Zoo, is the American Museum of Natural History. The Museum always has wonderful temporary exhibits, but I still get excited by the amazing habitat dioramas that are central to the spirit of the great museum. They bring you up close to beautiful wildlife, a rare treat and often difficult to do while visiting a zoo. Sadly, some of the dioramas depict scenes that no longer exist due to the encroachment of man on animal’s territories.

On a recent visit, I wanted to capture some of the excitement of these beautiful dioramas. The first set of pictures below features animals from the Akeley Hall of African Mammals.

I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Ostriches:

Ostrich at AMNH

Nyalas:

Nyala at AMNH

White Rhinos:

White Rhinoceros at AMNH

Gemsbok:

Gemsbok at AMNH

African Elephant:

African Elephant at AMNH

Impalas:

Impala at AMNH