Alright I definitely have to get more organised about posting my photographs after a session/trip… Because here we go again. Posting from the back log – This time from my visit to the Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens (again sometime in 2016 while I was living in England). Hopefully from now on I learn my lesson and post more regularly. As a bonus though, this post is particularly Otter-heavy… So gets ready for the awwwws : D
If you don’t see a Ring-Tailed Lemur performing Hamlet, you’re mad!
A Cotton Top Tamarin having a cheeky scratch
Does this Frilled Lizard remind anyone of an iconic movie scene?
This Prevost’s Squirrel is terrifying!
Hey I have a rock! High Five!
A vibrant and (I’m sure misunderstood) Tarantula
A wise old looking Six Banded Armadillo
What is this Oriental Small Clawed Otter shielding its friend from?
I wonder if my painter can reproduce the funky markings of this Tokay Gecko
I’m just a sucker for a cute group of Meerkats
This Burrowing Owl does not look happy to be caged up!
Compared to the other Wildlife Parks and Zoos I had occasion to visit the Cotswolds was definitely one of the better ones. Being somewhat out in the country meant that it had large spaces and bigger enclosures for most of the animals, and a really large selection too. Though if you’re a “completionist” like me be sure to pack a lunch and some comfortable walking shoes, because it will take you all day to check out the park… and there are many animals you’ll want to visit repeatedly depending on the time of day.
An Oriental Small Clawed Otter rolling around in the sun
A beautiful Blue and Gold macaw
A gorgeous and poisonous two-coloured Dart Frog
A pair of Giraffes having a tussle
An African Crested Porcupine, just out for a stroll in its enclosure
The Great Indian Hornbill
A beautiful Peacock with its vibrant plumage
A shy, aloof Pallas Cat
A pair of Oriental Small Clawed Otters… kissing?
A rather angry and determined looking Male Galapagos Giant Tortoise
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 : )
Come at me Bro!
Jae Jae the Sumatran Tiger showing off his fangs for the fans
One of my favorite fish to shoot – The majestic Lion Fish
How’s the Air up there?
Sticking his tongue out at me. Cheeky bugger isn’t he?