I always remember on my school report card my photography teacher (yes, you really can do an A level in photography!) saying "Neil should always have his camera with him", and so it proved today.
Walking into work this morning and I came across one of the local Otters, merrily playing around in the river, coming as close as a few feet away as I stood watching it. Then a little bit further along the river, a sudden splash and a Kingfisher rose out of the water carrying a small fish and promptly flew along and landed in a tree a few yards away. I'm sure that wildlife know when you haven't got your camera with you, and needless to say, with it being quite a dull morning, this was the case today!!
Friday, 12 August 2011
I am not always the greatest fan of zoos, too often animals are kept in enclosures which are too small for them and the animals just look very unhappy. A family day out at Banham Zoo in Norfolk was quite refreshing and enjoyable and a few photographs taken.
This was one of a family of 5 Snow Leopards they have there. These guys are the holy grail of big cats but require a trip to the high peaks of the Himalayas to see them and only then if you are extremely lucky. Maybe one day......
In a few weeks time, I will hopefully watching Bald Eagles in British Columbia, but this bird was a nice model for the time being.
Prairie Dogs, like Meerkats are always popular and always on the lookout...