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It is the cold season at Central Park Zoo (CPZ,) but step into the Tropic Zone, and you’ll be in a rainforest filled with animals like exotic birds and leaping lemurs.

A particular favorite of mine to photograph in the CPZ Tropic Zone is the Taveta golden weaver. The male of this species is always busy weaving intricate oval-shaped nests with the hope of impressing a female. She makes the choice, though, based on which guy has the best constructed nest.

Lenses fog over quickly when coming in from the cold. Leave 15-20 minutes to acclimate camera gear when planning an indoor shoot like the weaver.

Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS