A kindly old British couple took this photo while I was visiting the Singapore Zoo.
You can get quite close to the animals at the Singapore Zoo, including these alligators, shot without the benefit of a telephoto lens. Frankly I'm surprised I overcame my natural risk aversion to get this shot...I must have been feeling particularly adventurous.
It took all of my will to avoid touching this just to see what would happen.
It seems as though every zoo in the world needs a flock or a gaggle or whatever of flamingos.
My trip to Singapore included my first - and to date, my only - tropical Christmas. The holiday is a big deal in Singapore, though in a secular rather than a religious sense. The decorations in the city's shopping district were quite impressive.