Nature


Over the last few days I have been trawling through my photo archives and thought I’d share a few.

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Scarce Swallowtail

The swallowtail was fluttering around the village of Collonges la Rouge in France. It led me a merry dance from flower bed to flower bed before settling long enough for this photo.

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Meerkat

Loved these little fellows long before they became stars of a certain advert series.

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Otter

One of several residing at Marwell, this little guy didn’t want to share his fish.

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Otters

More Marwell Otters.

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Snow Leopard

Another resident at Marwell and my favourite of the big cats.

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Snow Leopard

Marwell Snaps


These are just a few of my pix from our trip to Marwell. Many of the animals seemed to be staying inside as the weather was a little cool and dull. It was a good day out, as always. So take a look and enjoy….

Congo Buffalo - Marwell
Congo Buffalo – Marwell
Kookaburra - Marwell
Kookaburra – Marwell
Kookaburra - Marwell
Kookaburra – Marwell
Locust - Marwell
Locust – Marwell
Marwell Hall
Marwell Hall
Meerkat - Marwell
Meerkat – Marwell
Meerkat - Marwell
Meerkat – Marwell
Otters - Marwell
Otters – Marwell
Otters - Marwell
Otters – Marwell
Caitlin tries out the new Pedal Bin - Marwell
Caitlin tries out the new Pedal Bin – Marwell
Sergei with his new girlfriend. Aleksandr seems upset.
Sergei with his new girlfriend. Aleksandr seems upset.
Snow Leopard - Marwell
Snow Leopard – Marwell
Snow Leopard - Marwell
Snow Leopard – Marwell

Tortoise

Meet Ralph


Ralph - Marwell Wildlife Park
Ralph – Marwell Wildlife Park

Ralph is a Humboldt Penguin. We missed the penguin feeding and talk so I don’t know how he gets to wear the rather cool surfing suit. He was pretty much the first animal we spotted on our visit to Marwell last week.