The Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle was the first place I wanted to go after purchasing our new 55-200 mm lens for my Nikon D40. We were not disappointed with the results. Most of the animals were far away and this lens provided the close ups and clarity we desired. However, when it came to animals that were close up, I found myself struggling between the 18-55 mm and the 50-200 mm. So, 2 weeks later we found ourselves back at the zoo fro another round. While the 50-200 mm won’t focus on extremely close subjects, I found that backing up around 20-40 feet and using the right angle was key. This is a mix of the best photos from the two trips.