It won’t be a terrible surprise to any followers that yet again, following a hiatus post the April poetry-writing flurry, the thing that brings me back to posting is an urge to share more photographs from yet another Zoo visit : )
A lone Chimpanzee sulking in the sun
A wonderfully playful Meerkat at Whipsnade
A couple of Cheetah lazing in the summer sun
A Patagonian Mara pops up
A Common Sergeant landing on a nearby leaf
This post features shots from a visit to the Whipsnade Zoo which I first visited back in 2015. There were wonderfully familiar sights, but also some new experiences with the Zoo having finished renovations and extensions that were still coming up in 2015. Not to mention the acquisition of a few new animals – such as the beautiful new Amur Tigress (unfortunately not pictured here as she spent a majority of the time having a nice little nap in the corner of the enclosure).
This Ring-taiedl Lemur looks like its seen some things!
Watchu Lookin At!
A rather insidious African Dwarf Crocodile gives us the evil eye
A Tailed Jay
Come at me bro!
An Amur Tiger licks his lips in anticipation of lunch
It was a wonderful day… for many a reason. A gloriously sunny day. Some fun sightings. Fresh air and (relative) peace and quiet… Though I hope these humble offerings help highlight at least one, the most important one even – these glorious and gorgeous and amazing creatures!
A Blonde Haired European Brown Bear
A gorgeous Tiled Jay at the Whipsnade Butterfly House
A proud Peacock settled into some comfy grass
A gorgeous Banded Orange Butterfly at Whipsnade
A Lioness in the sun at Whipsnade
A Crystal Clear Chrysalis in the Butterfly House at Whipsnade
Pardon the date in the post. As it should make evident, I took these pictures a while back on a visit to Chester Zoo in England. The trip was a fun from what I recollect. Unfortunately it was also cold and shaky hands make for bad photography. So while it was somewhat memorable, it wasn’t all that successful.
An interestingly spotted Salvador’s Monitor lizard
A rather grumpy looking Baboon, with his beautifully marked blue snout
A magnificent (and huge) Great Hornbill, shot through its mesh enclosure
A straw chewing Radiated Tortoise, out on a stroll
A rather sad-eyed Emperor Tamarin
A large Bornean Orangutan just swinging about
A Sumatran Cub enjoying his lunch
Looks like Human aren’t the only ones with dirty habits, as this Great Sumatran Orangutan shows!
A hungry Andean aka Spectacled Bear noshing down on some yummy cucumbers
Still I’ve picked out a few worth publishing from the batch. Certainly a few gems in there I’m happy to add to the collection. Hopefully next time, if there ever is one, I’ll do the Zoo and its “Islands” justice.
A vividly coloured Caiman Lizard
A young Great Sumatran Orangutan
A gorgeous Blue Morpho Butterfly perched on a branch overhead
A beautifully camouflaged green Dart Frog
A pair of Radiated Tortoises
A pair of vibrant blue Dart Frogs
I wish I had more to say on the visit. But time and other factors nudge me away from reminiscing. So hopefully these few shots speak for themselves.