A day off work, a bit of sun. Safari Park anyone? Why not! A few pictures from a recent trip to Blair Drummond Safari Park.
Hi-res versions of all these images are available for free download from Morguefile.
We didn’t get much of a view of the tigers as we walked about but they came down near the fence as we were driving round. Quite pleased to get this through a thankfully fairly substantial fence.
I do like otters. These little guys could sense they were about to get fed and ran about looking for the approaching keeper. All this a few feet in front of me.
And then they’d run up on the log and look for food again.
It wasn’t a very warm day but this lemur had the right idea.
This baby meerkat was only 4 weeks old and was entirely adorable and very small. This is a very tight crop, in the full size image it’s almost invisible.
Feeding time at the meerkats at they know what’s about to happen. Almost religious in their look of adoration.
The marmosets run free so it’s really easy to get good shots of them. Especially when they are concentrating on eating.
In the pet zoo bit the turkeys wander about looking, well, quite weird. This guy looks like a Dr Who Special Effect.
The birds of prey are always good for a photo as they sit on perches not in any cages or behind any fences.
The birds of prey show featured a falconry display. This was caught with a press and guess. The bird was travelling very fast.
I don’t know what it is about the Saker Falcon but it seems to always look straight at the camera.
Llamas are just funny, right?
This is the film star, Alex the Vulture. He was in Alexander.
Of all the things you encounter when driving round, I think I’d least like to anger these guys.
The lioness was very warm and looked puffed out in heat. Don’t know if it would enjoy Africa much.
The bears were chasing each other round the enclosure. It’s not named after a Native American chief.
Giraffe’s are just funny, right?
The Sea Lion show was good fun and rewarded a fast shutter speed and a bit of luck.