This shot was taken at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. This zoo is only one of three zoos in the United States that house panda bears. It was a real honor to see this rare and lovable creature up close. The entire experience of watching this amazing animal was wonderful. It's somehow humbling to see a large animal with such a gentle demeanor. This is an HDR created from a single RAW file, using Photomatix. Touch up done in Photoshop CS5 as well as PhotoTools 2.6.