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26-OCT-2010 Walter O. Koenig

October 26

High Fiber Diet

Pandas subsist almost exclusively on Bamboo. They must have at least two varieties to survive.
The leaves contain more protein, but this Panda seemed to like the crunchy bits more for breakfast.
Her name is Bai Yun which means "White Cloud" in Chinese and she is 19 years old.
Only five Zoos in North America have Pandas. We're lucky to have three living here in San Diego.

The image is uncropped with only minimal processing.

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Nikon D300 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/400s f/5.3 at 270.0mm iso800 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Jola Dziubinska31-Oct-2010 00:35
Lovely portrait :)
Maaike Huizer29-Oct-2010 07:41
She is so cute
Dawn B28-Oct-2010 16:23
Awww, he is so beautiful! Looking right at you too!
pkocinski27-Oct-2010 22:19
19 - that explains why her teeth are so worn! Great shot.
Yvonne27-Oct-2010 11:14
She's wearing her teeth right down chewing these - superb capture Walter!
Mieke WA Minkjan27-Oct-2010 06:49
a beautiful catch of the panda and thank you for the information!
Panda's like koala's look so cute, but both of these animals can be very nasty!
Ieke Vonk27-Oct-2010 05:44
He is looking to you :-)
Bryan Murahashi27-Oct-2010 05:30
Sweet capture.
Kerry Tingley27-Oct-2010 04:01
Maybe he/she is brushing their teeth. ;-)
LynnH27-Oct-2010 01:54
Oh, but what a sweet face!
Margaret Lew27-Oct-2010 01:52
Sweet image!! V
an nguyen27-Oct-2010 01:16
Too cute , I want to hold him.
larose forest photos27-Oct-2010 01:00
Iconic animal! How very beautiful.
carol j. phipps27-Oct-2010 00:29
Wonderful closeup. I saw some at the Washington, DC Zoo!
FrankB27-Oct-2010 00:13
crunch!....ya gotta love these animals...V
bill friedlander26-Oct-2010 23:46
Great exposure for the details in the white fur. A fine portrait of the most adored animal in the world. V
Stephanie26-Oct-2010 23:28
The lighting is superb Walter!!!! Fantastic capture of this beautiful panda! BV
Norman Richard26-Oct-2010 23:12
That is a rare capture. Vµ
laine26-Oct-2010 22:34
How beautiful they are...such a pity they can only be preserved in captivity and not as they should be at one with nature.
Cindi Smith26-Oct-2010 22:29
Chompin'! :)
maggie_falconi26-Oct-2010 22:23
Fantastic portrait Walter!!! He is so cute!! V
Chris Spracklen26-Oct-2010 22:17
Superb portrait of this rare and beautiful animal, Walter. (V)
Chris Spracklen26-Oct-2010 22:16
Superb portrait of this rare and beautiful animal, Walter. (V)
norbi26-Oct-2010 21:32
A wonderful shot of this lovely creature. v. norbi
Barbara Heide26-Oct-2010 20:57
so sweet!
silvia marmori26-Oct-2010 20:53
crunchy Panda =))), lovely portrait you made!
Colin Storey26-Oct-2010 19:55
Very goodt of this fantastic animal. Thanks for the details to. v
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte26-Oct-2010 19:54
Just perfect!

Gérard Koehl26-Oct-2010 19:48
Excellent... V
Jim Coffman26-Oct-2010 19:47
J. Scott Coile26-Oct-2010 19:45
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