Tawny Eagle

This delightful, feathery beauty, is a Tawny Eagle that I captured at the Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick in Cumbria. The Tawny Eagle is a large bird of prey. The bird breeds in most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India. It is a... Continue Reading →

Sing Me Something Well

Yesterday afternoon, I went for a short walk along the local bridleway hoping to capture a bird with my camera, and the gods obliged with a little stunner - the Common Blackbird.The male, which is found throughout most of Europe, is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill and has a rich, melodious... Continue Reading →

Week In Focus #1

For my first photo of a weekly challenge that I've set myself, I've gotten down low and taken a photo of tall grass which covers the moorland of picturesque Ennerdale. Autumn is offering up wonderful colours at the moment, with most greens turning to gold. It's a lovely time of the year to be out... Continue Reading →

Another Post

This is an old metal post, standing resolute, and all alone in its independence on moorland at Ennerdale in West Cumbria. I've made this photo available for free, from Pixabay. I hope you get some use from it. Resolution And Independence There was a roaring in the wind all night; The rain came heavily and... Continue Reading →

Mount Teide

Mount Teide (Spanish: Pico del Teide) is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. Its 3,718-metre (12,198 ft) summit is the highest point in Spain, rising 7,500 metres above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the worldโ€™s third-tallest volcanic structure and stands in a spectacular environment. Mount Teide was formed from three... Continue Reading →

The Hungry Hippopotamus

While this Hippopotamus might appear to be roaring at the world (and he should), he was simply wallowing in cool water, waiting for the next passing tourist to toss fruit into his wide open mouth on the sunny island of Fuerteventura. It's really sad what we, as a species, have done to planet Earth. Our... Continue Reading →

Crummock Water

Crummock Water is a lake in the Lake District in Cumbria, North West England situated between Buttermere to the south and Loweswater to the north. Crummock Water is 2.5 miles long, 0.75 mile wide and 140 feet deep. The hill of Mellbreak runs the full length of the lake on its western side; as Alfred... Continue Reading →

A Love-Struck Peacock

This beautiful Peacock was strutting his stuff at a local zoo, and putting on a magnificent display for me with his train of feathers. Who can blame him, for wanting to impress? ๐Ÿคฃ Five Facts The collective term for these birds is peafowl. The males are peacocks and the females are peahens. The babies are... Continue Reading →

A Winters Walk

I haven't had a good walk with my sister for quite some time among the lake district fells. I'll have to get out with her soon, and allow our dogs to socialise a bit more. It's good for dogs to mix with others. My sisters dog is a Manchester Terrier - he's a little star... Continue Reading →

Forest Sunset Surprise

There is nothing better than seeing a sunset, and experiencing that happy feeling when your heart skips a beat at the magnificence set before you. This was once such occasion, when I was wandering through a local forest.ย  I love surprises, and this one stopped me dead in my tracks for a few minutes as... Continue Reading →

Whitehaven Full Moon

This is the Port of Whitehaven at night. It's also a Photoshop cheat, but you probably already knew that. The image is a bit of fun, but also an experiment on how to manipulate the scene, by removing the night sky and adding a super sized moon. 50mm F/22 ISO 100 30 Seconds Buy This... Continue Reading →

Nannycatch: Skull On A Fell

With Halloween around the corner, I thought I would share with you a photo of a sheep's sun-bleached skull that I found on the fell-side, at Nannycatch (near Cleator Moor) in West Cumbria. Morbid, I know โ˜ ๏ธ Nannycatch is an interesting, and intriguing place name. The English Dialect Dictionary claims that Nanny means to catch... Continue Reading →

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