PHOTOS: Dragons and pandas and pagodas, oh my! The bright lights of the Asian Lantern Festival

Here's the good news: this year's installment of the Asian Lantern Festival has more than 40 all-new displays—from a 100-foot-long shark tunnel to a larger-than-life dragon. Here's the even better news: the festival has been extended through Sunday, August 11, so there's still plenty of time to get lit this summer. Want to see what's in store? We sent our managing photographer Bob Perkoski to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to capture scenes from this Technicolor tradition.

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In addition to his work for Fresh Water, Bob Perkoski is the official photographer for LAND studio and Cleveland Burlesque. He recently published a book of his photos Rust Belt Burlesque. He's had work published in other books like LGBTQ Cleveland by Ken Schneck, Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland AnthologyRust Belt Chic: The Pittsburgh Anthology and Moon Cleveland by Douglas Trattner. Previously he was co-founder/art director for Balanced Living Magazine. His substantial portfolio includes news coverage, portraiture, commercial imagery and fine art. Perkoski's first solo show, These Walks of Life premiered in December 2016 in Negative Space Gallery. Visit Perkoski Photography for complete profile information.   Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now lives close to the city in Parma. He has been Fresh Water's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010 inception.   
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