Three guesses where we went this bank holibob weekend…
The things I wanted to shoot more than anything were the giraffes monkeys, orangutans, elephants and wolves.
The elephants were indoors and behind a really high thick metal fence that was not for zooming through, was still amazing to see them though and I did what I could under the circumstances.
The monkeys and orangutans were getting a new enclosure built so were not out at all… gutted. However, it was as always an amazing day.
I have literally hundreds of photographs but just posting a few for now. My favorite is the brazen monkey sunbathing with his baby and his …. ummm bits and bobs out, scratching his chest and looking like an animal version of the back stage of a Jeremy Kyle show.
Best bit of the day was the simplest for me, peacocks showing off to their females . I have not seen that up close since I was a child.
I really want to go back soon and get some more pictures. I have always felt a little uncomfortable with animals caged up but they all seemed quite happy and contented and well looked after. I cannot lie, I would much prefer to enjoy wildlife on a safari but you know, without that lottery win the zoo will have to do and it was worth every penny. Fabulous rare sunny day (god the weather here has been dire up to the last few days!) and I actually got a bit sunburn on the back of me neck!!
Roll on summer and this weather to continue so we can do more of this.