Tropical House Preview
Annual pass members of Marwell Zoo got a chance to preview the new Tropical House ahead of its public opening on 26th March. This new ecologically sustainable building houses various tropical species in a naturalistic setting. While animals can be hard to spot within the vegetation it is rewarding and interesting to see them in this environment and is likely to make every visit a different experience.
For the photographer there's no glass or wire mesh to get in the way which is going to provide some interesting shot's. My initial recommendation for photographers is to select a long telephoto lens, as distance not glass/wire mesh separates the animals from the public and on entering the tropical house allow some time for you and your equipment to adjust the heat and humidity (a lens cloth/wipe to remove condensation from the lens elements will help - do not try to change lenses inside the exhibit).