Polar Bear close-up

Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig

The Highland Wildlife Park is a 260 acre safari park and zoo located near Kingussie, Highland, Scotland.  The park opened in 1972 and is run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, which also runs Edinburgh Zoo. I have to admit to not being sure about the park when we… 

Siberian Lynx from Le Parc des Félins

Le Parc des Felins

Le Parc des Felins is home to over 25 species and sub species of the 36 feline species in the world.  At over 60 hectares, the park which is located in the magnificent woodland estate of la Fortelle, is simply enormous. The park comprises of 5 zones, with the 140… 

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 tiger cubs growing up!  Still,… 

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. Since that day, we have been… 

Tired red panda

Colchester Zoo

After my traumatic experience at London Zoo, one could forgive my reluctance to visit another zoo.  However, having heard how wonderful Colchester Zoo was from a good wildlife photographer friend, David and I decided to visit and see for ourselves what all the fuss was about. Over the course of… 

White Lioness of Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife Park

David found an experience entitled “Afternoon Tea with the Tigers” which consisted of a tour of the big cats at Paradise Wildlife Park followed by afternoon tea at Tiger Treetops.  We’d visited Paradise last year and had been enchanted by the Pallas Cats and the white lion cubs so thought… 

Port Lympne Big Cats family

Port Lympne big cats

The Port Lympne big cats have always been a huge attraction so when they announced the birth of 2 Amur tiger cubs on 27 June 2010, visitor figures rocketed.  We had hoped to visit when the cubs made their first public appearance, however, due to various other commitments, we didn’t… 

Sovereign of Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo

Our visit to Dartmoor Zoo didn’t start particularly well when we woke up to very heavy rain.  Since neither of us had brought anything to protect our cameras from rainwater, there was real concern that the day would turn out to be a washout.  Luckily, by the time we were ready…