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.
A rather grumpy looking Baboon, with his beautifully marked blue snout
A hungry Andean aka Spectacled Bear noshing down on some yummy cucumbers
A straw chewing Radiated Tortoise, out on a stroll
A magnificent (and huge) Great Hornbill, shot through its mesh enclosure
A Sumatran Cub enjoying his lunch
A rather sad-eyed Emperor Tamarin
Looks like Human aren’t the only ones with dirty habits, as this Great Sumatran Orangutan shows!
An interestingly spotted Salvador’s Monitor lizard
A large Bornean Orangutan just swinging about
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 beautifully camouflaged green Dart Frog
A pair of vibrant blue Dart Frogs
A vividly coloured Caiman Lizard
A pair of Radiated Tortoises
A gorgeous Blue Morpho Butterfly perched on a branch overhead
A young Great Sumatran Orangutan
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.
A few days ago I put up pictures form my visit to the London Zoo, which made me realize that I hadn’t shared my shots from my visit to the Delhi Zoo a couple of years back, so I looked through my archives and picked out some old shots to share.
Sadly I didn’t get nearly as many shots as I wanted because it was so hot that half the animals were inside their draped cages with air coolers on ; p
What struck me comparing the pictures from the two visits was that while the London Zoo is far better maintained, the Delhi Zoo isn’t all that far off. Delhi definitely had a larger collection of exotic animals, especially the big cats!
Here’s one resident the London Zoo isn’t privy to…
I’m just chillin’… Hanging out…
Just out for a walk with his buddy
One of my favorite birds in the world…
That is NOT a friendly smile…
Here’s the beautiful big cat, just lounging in his shallow pool…