Peacocks at the Detroit Zoo

It would be impossible for me to live the life that I lead and not love wildlife. I grew up in northern Michigan (right on Lake Michigan), where being outdoors, being on the water, and respecting nature were a part of my everyday existence. As an adult, I decided to become vegan for environmental and ethical reasons, and I elected to study Earth Sciences & Environmental Sciences in college. It goes without saying that I love and respect nature, and having the opportunity to photograph some incredible creatures I wouldn’t be able to see otherwise at the Detroit Zoo, is part of the reason why I purchased a membership to the zoo. Recently, I photographed these beautiful peacocks at the Detroit Zoo, and I was amazed by how close to us they walked.
Side Note: Any photos of wildlife, fish, etc. I may post are taken from a respectful distance, without flash, and without disturbing the animals in any way.

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The Detroit Zoo has lots of peacocks and peahens that walk freely about the zoo, and this one was perched comfortably outside the penguin exhibit!
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The two silver rings around this peacock’s ankle make a jingling sound that alerts visitors that something small is on the move near them and their feet!
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This particular peacocks seemed to really like my husband’s shoes and was circling him! We just stayed still and let it explore so as not to startle it.
img_1303img_1304 This gorgeous peahen was sitting in the grass off to the side near a golden eagle statue. Her coloring was stunning! I had never seen peacocks close up before, and my long range lens allowed me to “get closer” than ever before!

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  1. Jessica Malinowski says:

    Peacocks are such fascinating birds!