I had this idea forever ago of taking the video camera and taping a scene in order to be able to pick and choose the particular still to paint. Often with a regular camera I miss the best shots because I can't shoot quick enough! So I took the video camera to the zoo when we still lived in Texas. I quickly learned the trick was to stand still! But I got some great shots in the hippo room (do you see him?). I painted this once before but it was one of the paintings I lost in the fire, so I painted it again because I really liked it.