Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Canoodling Hippos

Thug, the pygmy hippo, lives by the sea in London Zoo with Nicky. For most of the day he snoozes, wallowing in mud, but in the evening once the crowds disperse, he frolics with his fair hippopotama who comes tiptoeing down to her love.

Note his inamorata's (red) garter!

Monday, May 6, 2013

London Zoo Photography

London Zoo run a photography course. It's really quite fun, and extremely tiring.

I need to practice my post-processing, but these are the ones I'm happy with in the unprocessed state.

Just a word of warning - don't keep bananas in your camera bag!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Summer Palace

Now the weather is better, we've been cleaning out the shed/hutch/chicken run so that the ferrets can have more spacious accommodation. Today they were allowed supervised access, to see if all the mouse-and-rat holes had been sufficiently ferret-proofed.

This corner needs investigation... does this one...

...and this one!

Do I fit through this hole?

If I climb up here...

...I can see how secure this lock is!

How about this corner?