King Vulture

This King Vulture is one of the ugliest and scariest creatures that I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking a photo of. It really freaked me out – but what an awesome creature! Photographed at the South Lakes Safari Zoo. The king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) is a large bird found in Central and South America….

The Curious Lamb

I often have a chuckle when I take a look at this photo of a lamb that had found itself stuck-fast, having decided to check if it was true, that grass was greener on the other side. Luckily for the lamb, I was out walking, and spotted her in a bit of a predicament. After…

Bald Eagle Bath Time

This image of a Bald Eagle (called Bill) taking a bath, was captured at the Lake District Wildlife Park, at Keswick in Cumbria. As the national emblem of the USA, the Bald Eagle is easily recognised in mature plumage. Although they can be observed stooping from heights of 100m in order to catch prey, their…

Magnificent, Yet Annoying

Living so close to the coast means that I see, and hear, squawking seagulls on the hunt for their next meal. The birds are so annoying, and yet up close are magnificent. Gulls are resourceful, inquisitive, and intelligent creatures. Gulls are highly adaptable feeders that opportunistically take a wide range of prey. The food taken by…

Meet Poppy

Yesterday, I wrote about my reluctant decision to leave my best friend at home on my next run, as I do think she has been struggling a little. Poppy turned eight this year. Her black coat in the heat, along with pounding the tarmac is probably the reasons as to why she has been finding…

Highland Cow

This beauty was stood on a local fell-road and wouldn’t move out the way of my car. I had to approach her, to shoo her onto the open expanse of Cold Fell. Highland cattle are a Scottish cattle breed. They have long horns and long wavy coats that are coloured black, brindle, red, yellow, white,…