This alpaca was standing with the sun on its back when I approached. In order to properly expose its face I had to massively over expose the background. In this case that was probably for the best. There was nothing particularly scenic behind the alpaca and the white background really focuses attention on the animal.
This resident of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana, freely mingles with visitors. Earlier in the day I photographed the peacock with his tail spread wide but that image seemed too cliche. Later during our visit he hopped up on a nearby wall. Looking at the front of the peacock, rather than focusing on his well known tail feathers I was amazed by the deep blue plumage covering most of its body.