With all the talk at National Geographic being about eyes lately I thought I’d look through my collection of zoo animal portraits to see how many interesting captures I could find with the best eyes. It turned out there was quite a diverse selection so I put a collage of the best together for you. I did not include them all or it might have been three times as large. For example the shot of Shakira, the dwarf caiman that was selected by a National Geographic assignment on eyes isn’t even in this collage. My flamingo photos have all got dramatic eyes and aren’t in here either. You see I’ve always specialized in making direct eye contact with my animal portraits so almost all of my closeups show dramatic eyes.