THE WORLD’S LARGEST OPEN ZOO IS IN BANGKOK

SAFARI WORLD, BANGKOK, THAILAND

The world of happiness and fun

Safari World Bangkok is considered one of Asia’s or even the world’s most visited and loved zoos. Settling in approximately 500 rai (200 acres) of land, is an open zoo and a marine park—the home of innumerable friendly animals, and remarkable entertainments.

2 years ago, Sphere visited the mentioned place countless of times. But contrary to what you may be thinking right now, we went there to work and… of course, to spend a little time with beautiful animals, amazing creatures and the nature. A place where children and adult can both enjoy.

As it has been running for a long period of time, Safari World Bangkok aims to show its distinctive way of entertaining families and friends from different continents.

Now that the generation is becoming dependent on technology, Safari World Bangkok wanted to show that the true home of friendly and pure entertainment can be found in a 200-acre of land, somewhere in the Land of Smiles.

Because there are numerous animal species in Safari World, a whole day visit may not be enough for every visitor, which is why one of the projects its organization entrusted us is photography.

For the sake of providing the best of Safari World Bangkok, we were trusted to take photos of every animal including their natural habitat where these beautiful creatures live peacefully and happily. This is to present a closer look at the animals in case visitors miss to visit their areas.

Prior to the days of shooting, to make the work flow neat and soft, we created a timeline that fits a 6-day photography project at Safari World Bangkok.

And so it began…

Waking up at 5 in the morning and finishing at 7 in the evening on the field was (and still) a challenge to us. Yet, it is enjoyable and more importantly, safe. Waking up before the animals do conditions our bodies and minds for a new day of work. Thanks to the friendly staffs of Safari World Bangkok, the materials we needed for the photography such as cranes were quickly provided.

Using Canon 5D Mark 3, 70-200mm Telephoto Lens, Panasonic Lumix GH4 and more gadgets, we were able to deliver thousands of photos—all shot in different angles to have a wide selection of images that best shows a closer look at Safari World Bangkok’s adorable creatures and treasures.