There's nothing quite as sleepy (and smelly) as a zoo on a hot summer day. All the animals are hidden away in the shade somewhere and the flies are out in abundance. I was also counting on the fact that the humans would hide away in their air-conditioning, leaving the zoo to me, my sketchbook and the hot animals.
Of course first I had to find some animals to sketch...
|Water - relief from the heat and the flies.|
|This big guy found a comfy hollow in the dirt in which to sleep away the day. The rock provided a little privacy from all the paparazzi.|
|A couple of hot mountain goats dreaming of cool green alpine meadows.|
|Let's not give in to all the roasted turkey comments we could make.|
|This marmot was not part of any zoo exhibit and seemed unfazed by the heat.|