Fall Photo Safari

November 6, 2017

There are plenty of things to love about the fall. The beautiful colors make almost any outing an instagram-able moment. The Bronx Zoo is no different. In fact, we think the combo of the fall foliage and our camera ready animals make it one of the best places to practices your photog skills this season.

With the help of our staff photographer, we've rounded up a few of our favorite places around the park to help you get that picture perfect photo. Take a look, and be sure to tag us on social media when you brag to your friends.


African Plains

There's so many picture worthy parts of African Plains we couldn't choose just one. If you ask us, the nayala and zebra are particularly striking. Maybe it's something about the stripes, but these two animals always seem to pose just right.

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher©WCS
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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

Baboon Reserve

The troupe of gelada baboons is incredibly active especially now with a few youngsters in the mix. If you find them in a calm moment try and get a group shot. Although we're also partial to any photo that shows off their incredible hair.

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

Bears

On a good day, you'll watch this group of bears chasing each other over the rocks, surrounded by colorful leaves. On a great day, you'll catch them chowing down on the aforementioned foliage.

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

Zoo Center

The heart of the park since 1908, Zoo Center was constructed to look like a palace. That's never more apparent than when it's framed by reds, oranges, and yellows.

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

Chilean Flamingos

No surprise here. Flamingos are always one of the most colorful stops at the zoo. But this group, behind the Dancing Crane Cafe, makes an unusual fall photo.

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

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