In The Rain

In the Rain // 30 01 16

Today started off as a lovely day. However we had things to do so taking this weeks photo for my “Changing Seasons” project got pushed back to being an afternoon activity. As it turns out it started to snow just as I was setting off, but I’d got no choice but to go out anyway as the next week starts tomorrow, and I didn’t have a shot. And the sun was setting in an hour. Woo! Lesson learnt; don’t leave it so late! Here are some more zoo shots from Chester Zoo last weekend, because why not.

Owl

Jaguar

Giraffe

Chester Zoo

Cheekie Chappie // 23 01 16
Yesterday me, kB and my mum and dad went to Chester Zoo. It was my 30th birthday and I like going places for my birthday rather than parties.
For my main present people have clubbed together and me and kB are driving to the Isle of Skye, so people have paid for hotels and meals and whatever 🙂
Because we are going to Skye, and so I’ll be seeing lots of waterfalls and mountains and castles, I decided I’d rather go to the zoo for my birthday than the traditional historic place.
It was a nice day out. We got there just after it opened and I took loads of pictures.
The red pandas are by far my favourite!

Orangutan
Jaguar

Red Panda

Lion

Twycross Zoo

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Today we went on the last ever (no longer) annual trip to Twycross Zoo with the Psychology students. It rained rather badly all day but we still all went around and looked at the animals.
One of my last aims was to shoot a fox before the end of the year, but this is likely to be as close as I get to a fox. It’s called a Dhole.

Flamingo
ButterflyIt should be remarked that the lady in the Butterfly house was lovely and pointed out some leaf butterflies that I would have otherwise missed!

Butterfly House, Anston, Sheffield

Baby Lemur // 10 04 15100 // 365

I try to go to the Butterfly House once a year. Normally I go in February half term but for whatever reason this year I forgot, so I went today.
It was a nice sunny morning and I tried to get there just after opening (At 10) so that it wouldn’t be as busy. As usual I went straight to the Butterfly House section, and spent a good 20 minutes chasing butterflies around. Then I went to see the Lemurs… And there were baby lemurs ^_^
And otters :-B

Flutterbys

Butterfly House, Anston

What you lookin' at?

Visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Tiger313 // 365

Today I woke up and rather spontaneously decided I wanted to go to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. I’d planned on going in half term and kind of forgotten about it since then, but this morning I woke up, saw it was sunny and just though “ah ha! I shall go today”.

I’ve only ever been once before despite it being only 30 mins away, but the tigers and leopards weren’t out the last time we went – everyone was out today 🙂

Lazy Days // 09 11 14

Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield068 // 365

This morning (quite literally, we got there before it was even open!) me and a couple of other photo friends went to the Tropical Butterfly House in Anston, Sheffield.
Mr Owl

I have been a couple of times before; which if you know that I used to be terrified of butterflies is quite the achievement! The first time I went I was a bit apprehensive, but ever since that first time I have been fine and dandy.
Mr Lemur

I’ve not been for just over a year. Last year I went in February half term, so it’s a week later.
It has changed a lot. Last year they were building the lemur enclosure, this year there were lemurs and (much to my absolute glee) otters. I *freaking* love otters. They are my most favourite animal ever.
It’s only a small place, but it is well worth a visit – especially (I guess) if you have small children (Everything is close together).
Mr Flutterby

Made doubly amazing by the fact that the weather is just delightful today! I’m always freezing cold unless it’s hot and I’m in direct sunlight (like a lizard if you will), but I had fairly thin tights on, and a thin cardi and I was OK!
Lovely day ^_^
Mr Terrapin

Twycross Zoo

Sometimes being a teacher has its perks. Today I got to take 24 pupils to Twycross Zoo.
The zoo has changed a lot since I was last there, which was at a guess about 4 years ago. However one thing which me really happy was the fact they are getting lions soon and this time the otters were actually out!

The gift shop/cafe had a snow leopard enclosure attached to it which was really nice – although conversations were really disjointed as people were talking to each other whilst staring out of the window and each time the leopards did anything conversation stopped, hehehe

This owl was part of one of the new sections at the zoo, as were the pelicans below.

Otters on parade!

And a couple of autumn shots which I took whilst I was there : )

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