If you’re a long-time reader of this blog you’ll know that I like, once in a while, to try my hand at photography. Now, I am by no means a professional. Barely even an amateur. But I do manage to get the odd picture or two that I can look at years on and feel quite pleased with.
One of my favourite things in the world to photograph is animals, and while I’d much rather photograph them in the wild, being a city a boy I rarely get the opportunity. So it is a delightful treat when I convince a friend to accompany me to the local Zoo.
Lynx on a Log
A playful Wolverine tosses about in his enclosure
A Red Panda munching on some bamboo
An African White Rhino grazes nearby
A European Brown Bear out on a walk
A sleepy Lion wakes from his 21 hour nap…
A female Sea Lion leaps though the air
An inquisitive looking Meerkat
A lone European Wolf snoozes in the sun
Knowing of my love for the furry, slimy, scary and cuddly, a very dear friend decided to take me to Whipsnade Zoo, located in Bedfordshire. And I must say, if you haven’t been, you really should try to get out there. It is just breathtakingly gorgeous and seeing so many of the animals roaming in their large enclosures really warmed my heart. Many of the smaller herbivores were even roaming free about the whole compound, which was an especial treat! It may not be the great plains and jungles many of them are accustomed to, but it’s nice to see them being treated well. Or as well as can be hoped.
A Red Panda snoozes in the tree home
A Ring-Tailed Lemur mid-jump
A rather stern looking Pink Flamingo.
A Wallaby stares me down…
A Sea Lion breaks through the surface of his cool blue pool
A Cheeky Ring-Tailed Lemur
A Ring Tailed Lemur out at play.
An African White Rhino striking an epic pose on the horizon!
I hope some of these pictures inspire you to patronise this establishment for yourself. And take it from me, if you’re a real animal buff, get the ZSL Membership – 3 trips to either Whipsnade or the London Zoo and it’ll have paid for itself.
When it comes to animals (by which I don’t mean pets but rather wildlife) I seem to revert to my 10-year-old self. I have always loved going to the Zoo and today I finally visited the London Zoo, having been meaning to go for ages. It was a really great day – walking around for hours and taking hundreds of photographs. Though next time I really will make sure not to go on a Bank holiday. The place was positively packed with tourists and families enjoying a day out in the beautiful sunshine.
I’m happy to share some of the better pictures form the day – But if you haven’t been before I recommend you check out the Zoo for yourself : )
Look, it’s Timon!
This guy does not look happy
What beautiful color
What are these People looking at?
Come at me Bro!
Out for a Stroll
I wonder what he’s praying for?
How’s the Air up there?
One of my favorite fish to shoot – The majestic Lion Fish
Sticking his tongue out at me. Cheeky bugger isn’t he?
Jae Jae the Sumatran Tiger showing off his fangs for the fans