My friend Jamie looks for interesting subjects to photograph and, today, she lured me to a hotel down the block which, unknown to me, was having a reptile expo. In fact, over a thousand people were there, looking at and buying exotic animals from 110 vendors. I've never been to such an event before and never seen reptiles up close. They are fascinating animals. Some photos are below.
I got a little squeamish when I learned that most reptiles eat other living animals. The vendors were selling such animals as "food" for the reptiles, which upset my concern for all creatures.
Have you ever cared for a reptile? Or seen one up close?