February 2005 www.zoophoto.org

This month's meeting will be on February 21st at 7 PM, in the meeting room of the Deramus Building. Bring images to share and equipment to trade or sell.

Our guest speaker will be George Denniston, State Park Photographer with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

He worked from 1997 to 2001 for the Missouri Division of Tourism, and the last two years for the Department of Natural Resources-State Park Division. He is currently doing special project work for both departments. He does work for several Missouri wineries and Convention & Visitor's Bureau's throughout the state. He is the official photographer for the Missouri Fair's & Festivals Association.

He still does work for clients in Texas since the early 90's. This includes the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas, which is one of the finest private zoo's in the country.

His published works include State Travel Guides and Brochures, winery marketing pieces and web sites as well as the KC Home and Garden Magazine.

The Zoo Photo Club Web site has been updated. You will notice a lot more Zoo gallery pictures. We now have three Zoo galleries. We still have room for more pictures and will add any new ones that are received, as soon as possible. Please submit them 72 dpi and the long side should be 640 dpi. Please check out the new site and if you have any comments, pictures or suggestions, please don't hesitate to email Carla Farris. She has developed this email address to use for web site comments and photos.

kczoophotoweb@aol.com

Prints are needed (5 X 7 or 8 X 10) for the KIOSK in the IMAX Theater Lobby. We need horizontal images as well as vertical ones.

Tom Goodner will be in charge of the 30-minute tech talk.

Because of circumstances beyond our control, the minutes of the last meeting will not be available until after the February meeting. They will be sent as soon as they are available.

The Kansas City Zoo will have a special summer exhibit featuring a white Bengal tiger and animals of Asia.

New arrivals at the Zoo in 2004 included the birth of Imara, a female eastern black rhinoceros on February 8th. The Lorikeets came in May; Cilantro and Vixen, two young sea lions arrived in June from Sea World in Orlando; and Jusai, an 18 month old male Masai giraffe arrived from the Louisville Zoo in October. He will make his debut in March when Africa opens.

Upcoming events at the Zoo: NASCAR: The IMAX Experience which opens in the Sprint IMAX Theatre on Saturday, February 19th. Africa will open for the season on March 1st. Bowling for Rhinos is coming up on March 20th.

Barbara Chase, Editor