Smithsonian National Zoological Park


Photo Spot Summary

Country: United States

Category: Wildlife

State: Washington DC

City: Washington D.C

GPS Latitude: 38.929714

GPS Longitude: -77.049751


There are multiple ways to get to the Zoo. Public transport, Bicycle or your own transport. Woodley Park and Cleveland Park Metro stops are very close to the zoo. If you take the bus both L1 and L2 stop at the gates of the zoo. Alternatively you can rent a bike from the Bikeshare service stations. If you are coming in your own transport, parking on site is $22. Please note that there is a lot of walking involved and since the zoo is located on a hill, it gets tiring very fast.

Photo Spot Details

One of the best things about Washington D.C is countless number of public attractions. A day trip to the zoo is a must, especially if you have a soft corner for giant pandas. They are quite shy animals so you will have to be quite patient to catch a glimpse of them. The zoo is very well maintained and has a huge collection of animals, birds, fish, etc. The descriptions are very vivid and detailed. A proper trip can last hours and sometimes you need to come back for a second time in order to cover all the attractions. A good mid range zoom will cover most of cages, while a fast prime will help you capture images in the indoor sections which can be dark at times.

Canon 60D + 70-200mm f4L @ 200mm, ISO 160, 1/1600s, f4


Canon 60D + 70-200mm f4L @ 131mm, ISO 160, 1/400, f4

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