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Posted on May 5, 2014 in Photography | 0 comments

The Animals of the Highland Wildlife Park

The Animals of the Highland Wildlife Park

As a member of the RZSS, I seemed remiss that I’d never made it to the Highland Wildlife Park, something I remedied this year when we were near enough up North to pop over towards Kingussie and have a look. Very much enjoyed the day and some of the animals were kind enough to make an appearance for the camera. Least said about the Wolverine the better!

As usual, hi-res versions of these photos can be downloaded for free from Morguefile here.

I make no apologies for the multiple Red Panda pictures, after my brief encounter in Rotterdam, I was very keen to get more pics of them and they did not disappoint.

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Set cuteness to max.

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Is there a cuter animal? I’m not sure if there is.

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Complete with the beginnings of a Master Shifu beard/whisker arrangement.

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Again, easy to get pics of the Red Pandas unencumbered by fences and glass.

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The Polar Bears have quite a big space to roll about in the mud. I’m sure Mercedes had a ball in her later years there. As ever with captive animals, you want them to get close but not so close that you can’t get the fence out the picture.

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Owls are rapidly becoming one of my favourite subjects and the big, melancholy face of the Great Grey Owl is always nice to see.

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Not quite as tranquil/zen looking as the Japanese Macaques you see in Baraka.

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I love the fact that you can get photos like this of the Tigers with no sign of fences or ‘zoo’ around them. Looks like I bumped into him in a forest.

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And you can get close enough to see just how large/magnificent they are.

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The Arctic Fox was a bit of a comedy character. He’s a funny wee thing and zipped quite quickly making him very tricky to capture.

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The location itself is quite stunning. A bare highland hilltop.

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The wolves look quite at home, almost wild in a large woodland enclosure.

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