Towards the end of 2017 I was surprised and happy to find I'd won first prize in a local owl sanctuary's annual photography competition (Blog Post: Photo Competition Success). I was even happier when I found that the prize was a place on one of their 'Photo Day Experiences'! I opted to attend one of … Continue reading ‘Photo Day Experience’ at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Looking for inspiration on a chilled out Easter Sunday, I went for walk around Banham Zoo with my camera and sketchbook. The zoo was pretty busy, and rain showers kept me ducking for cover for most of the day. Despite this, I got some great photos of some of their newest arrivals (the zoo had … Continue reading Sleepy Sunday Sketching
I visited Banham Zoo in Norfolk at the weekend, hoping to be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of their latest arrivals: a pair of Sri Lankan Leopard cubs that were born at the zoo earlier this month (information at: http://www.banhamzoo.co.uk/endangered-leopards-born-at-banham-zoo/). As they were so tiny, they have mostly been staying indoors in the warm, … Continue reading Leopard Cubs at Banham Zoo
Last weekend I gave my old Samsung GX-1L DSLR camera to my sister, and then had a day out at Colchester Zoo. We spent quite a lot of time photographing various animals and dodging heavy rain showers - thankfully there are plenty of undercover places to shelter! It also gave me and Alison chance to … Continue reading Colchester Zoo
Making the most of the very rare opportunity of a sunny and mild Bank Holiday Monday, I visited Suffolk Owl Sanctuary for the first time this year. As I had already visited the Sanctuary a couple of times last year, I had an idea of what birds they had, and where they flew them. This … Continue reading Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Finally got around to uploading a few pictures from a visit to Dartmoor Zoo in August... The zoo was a lovely place to wander around, even though it very much looked like a work in progress, with quite a lot of enclosures and features under development. The zoo has two bears, which I was very … Continue reading Dartmoor Zoo
Colchester Zoo, June 2016 After recently getting inspired to get out and about with my camera again I went for a another wander around a local zoo, this time Colchester Zoo. I was hoping to get some photos of various animals, so that I can work entirely off my own reference photos for art, rather … Continue reading Animals at Colchester Zoo
Banham Zoo, April 2016 I took quite a lot of photos during this visit to Banham Zoo, but unfortunately not many of them came out - I think lack of practice has made my camera skills a bit rusty! These photos were taken with my Samsung once again, with a 55-200mm lens. The conditions that … Continue reading Animals at Banham Zoo!