Never before has a billboard stopped me in my tracks but, that is exactly what happened yesterday. I was walking along when I looked up and saw this enormous billboard with that distinctive face looking down at me. I stopped and stared! You might be wondering why this advertisement would have such an impact on me. You see, last Friday I went to the zoo and I took lots and lots of photos and when I downloaded them the photo I loved the most was....well....this one!! I literally thought someone had stolen my photo! See for yourself, my photo is below.
Comparing the two photos I now see subtle differences but, they are pretty darn close, wouldn't you say?
I even cropped my photo a bit so I could do and exact compare. Still pretty close!
The funny thing is, this particular Mandril was pretty far away from me and was constantly moving so when I took the photo using the telephoto lens in the bright sunlight, I really didn't know until I downloaded the photos if it was going to be worthwhile. And, I only got this one shot of him. The second I snapped the shutter this guy got up and walked inside his enclosure.