Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Lazy 5 Ranch

A lazy Saturday afternoon yielded us yet another really cool adventure in Rowan County, North Carolina.  At the Lazy 5 Ranch we were able to get up close and personal with animals from 6 different continents.  There was a walk-thru “petting” area where we were entertained by the endangered Ring-tailed Lemurs, koi, a multitude of bird varieties, a couple of porcupines, and some giant bunnies
The neatest part of the adventure was a 3.5 mile safari where wild animals just walked right up to your vehicle.  They also offered an option of riding a horse-drawn wagon but we opted to drive through and photograph the animals by hanging out of the sunroof. 
The Lazy 5 Ranch is owned and operated by Mr. Henry Hampton and is located at 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville, NC  28115.  You can visit their website for more information by clicking here.
**Note:  This entry is graphic intensive**
Almost all of these images were captured by a Nikon D60 with a Sigma 70-300 lens, hand-held, on Auto.  Things were moving just a little too fast to be fiddling around with manual exposures.  For more information you can click the image and view the photo properties on my Flickr Photo Stream. 

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