Posts tagged ‘Fauna’

Burton Mere RSPB Reserve

We’ve only been to the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Reserve at Burton Mere a couple of times, but as it’s pretty local to us (and since we became members the last time we visited a few weeks ago) I think we shall be visiting many more times in the future. Its situated on the Cheshire/Wirral border on the estuary to the River Dee and is a magnet for a surprisingly wide variety of flora and fauna.

The images below have been posted on this site before, but as they are all from the same location I thought it was appropriate to share them again in one gallery.

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)


I really wasn’t sure whether to post the shot of the Red-tailed Racer (the green ratsnake) because to be honest it’s not that sharp…..but there is something about the light, colour and droplets of water on the skin that I really like:

Red-tailed Racer

Parson's Chameleon

Caiman Lizard

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

Tiger Cubs

We went to Chester Zoo last weekend and we saw these cute little pud-wuds. These are Sumatran Tiger cubs (two of them in fact) and they were only born in June this year. Sumatran Tigers are classified as being “critically endangered” with only 300-400 believed to exist in the wild:

Lip Licking

Like A Cat With A Bone


Wide Eyes

Considering these were taken through thick, smeared and slightly tinted glass, I’m really quite pleased with the way these shots have come-out….:0).

We’re off to Spain next week – Osuna in Andalucia to be precise, about half-way between Granada and Seville. Fear not though because I’ll be scheduling a number of other posts from our Chester Zoo trip that will publish whilst we are away…..;0).

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

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