A Gift to the Zoos in my Life

So many of you have commented on the zoo photography I have been doing…. which has been a lot. Being at the zoo makes me feel closer to Joe for a number of reasons. On Rich’s suggestion, I am sending a copy of the photos to the zoos. I wrote a letter to each of the zoos: Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium/Wildlife Safari in Omaha, NE; Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS; Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL; Fort Worth Zoo in Fort Worth, TX; and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, FL. I enclosed a photo of Joe, told them about our story, and then included a thumb drive of the photos I had taken at their zoo/aquarium. I gave them my permission to use them if they would like, just to give me credit for the photo. I don’t know that anything will come of it, but it is a gift to honor my Joe at the anniversary of his death. He really supported and loved my photography and Tim really likes my zoo photography as well. So this is a gift for them. I hope they at least look at them and perhaps share them with their zookeepers. I really thought this was a nice way to honor Joe.

8 thoughts on “A Gift to the Zoos in my Life

  1. What a beautiful, generous idea! I absolutely love your photos… those animals take on such personality through your photography! I can’t tell you enough how much they mean to me! This is such a creative and thoughtful way to honor Joe and gift the zoos… thank you for doing this and inspiring me to think out of the box, like you do!


  2. I love your zoo photos and I think that is an awesome way to honor Joe and Tim. Such a thoughtful gesture; but so like you. God bless you, Cyndi!


  3. What a beautiful gift I am sure they will treasure! They probably see plenty of pictures but there is something magical about yours and the emotion and personalities you capture that draw people into the moment. You are truly gifted in your art! Thank you for always sharing and inspiring!


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