Pallas cat looking into the distance

Pallas Cats and Tigers at Port Lympne

Today was our first day back to Port Lympne since they introduced their Passport scheme.  It's been 9 months since our last visit and to be honest, I'm amazed that we haven't been back sooner, especially since there was the opportunity to watch the Amur t ...

Three month old fishing cat kitten

Farewell Fishing Cat Kittens

It's been just over 5 weeks since my last visit to the Rare Species Conservation Centre (RSCC) and I was excited at the prospect of seeing all the kittens and pallas cats again. Having spent so much time with them before the centre closed for the month of ...

Bold fox cub

Fox cubs in evening sunlight

Our third and final workshop at the British Wildlife Centre was with another photography group - this was by far the largest group I had been with and I was concerned about how many photo opportunities we would be able to get.  But with the exception of o ...

Close-up red ruffed lemur

Apenheul Primate Park

Apenheul Primate Park is located in the Woudhuizer Bos forest in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.  It opened in 1971 as a small but revolutionary zoo, the first and only zoo in the world where monkeys not only live and roam freely in the forest but are also free t ...

Vixen in the meadow

British Wildlife Animals and their Babies

Due to circumstances beyond our control, I was unable to go with David when he went to the British Wildlife Centre to photograph their babies.  It was 10 days later before I was able to follow suit.  I prayed that the weather would be kinder to me than it ...

Baby Ring-Tailed Lemur

Wingham Wildlife Park

Wingham Wildlife Park is a small zoo located between Canterbury and Sandwich.  Until the arrival of the tiger cubs Troy and Blade, it was unfortunately best known as the zoo that lost a Meerkat, which was subsequently found dead in a dog waste bin. The ...

Rusty spotted cat kitten peering from around a tree - very cute rare cat

Rare cats and even rarer kittens

Following on from their announcement of kittens, David and I were keen to return to the Rare Species Conservation Centre (RSCC) to see the new arrivals.  However, on Saturday, we timed things badly and as a result, didn't get to spend as much time there a ...

Cheeky marbled tree frog

Frogs and other Tropical Species

For my next foray into macro photography, we decided to have a go at photographing frogs, a chameleon, gecko and a toad.  I found the toad to be the most difficult to photograph as I wanted a decent reflection and had trouble getting the angle right.  I t ...

Lioness stretching on our south african safari

South African Safari

South Africa. Home of Kruger National Park and the famous White Lions of Timbavati.  Our destination for our South African safari was a tented lodge within the Timbavati region. The last time David and I had been on a Big 5 Safari was nearly 10 years a ...

Eye of the Tiger

WHF Smarden

The WHF (Wildlife Heritage Foundation) was where David had his first proper nature photography lesson back in 2009, so it was only fitting that my first proper lesson was also here. My photo day was bought for me by David as a wedding anniversary present. ...