Whipsnade Zoo {Photography}

Thursday, 13 September 2012



We stayed in a nearby hotel when we went to The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour, and the day after, we took a trip to Whipsnade Zoo, which wasn't too far away.

Whipsnade Zoo

I do love going to the zoo, and could quit happily sit for hours watching my favourite animals. Whipsnade Zoo is huge - it's the biggest zoo in the UK. It isn't a safari park, but you can drive your car into the zoo, and park up closer to the exhibits. Or you can park just outside and walk around (or take the bus that goes around the zoo). We chose to walk as it was a gorgeous day. Plus it was cheaper to park outside!  We certainly covered some mileage by the end of the day, and by the time we got home, we were shattered!!

I'm going to share some of the photos that I took during the day. I love wildlife photography...it's one of my favourite genres. As always, the rest of my photos can be found in a set on my Flickr.

Whipsnade Zoo
A clever map at the entrance!
 

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo
European Bears

Whipsnade Zoo
The zoo overlooks the Chiltern Downs - what a view!

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo
One of my favourites!

Whipsnade Zoo
Penguin

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo
The bus that you can catch to the exhibits - it's a long walk around!

Whipsnade Zoo
Oryx

Whipsnade Zoo
Pygmy Hippo - mother and baby - so tiny!

Whipsnade Zoo
Common Hippo

Whipsnade Zoo
Indian Elephant

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo
Sealion

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo
Asian Rhino - this one really posed for the camera - it made me chuckle!

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo
White Rhino

Whipsnade Zoo
Giraffe

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo
Donkey

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo
Grevys Zebra

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo
Cheetah

Whipsnade Zoo
Lion

Whipsnade Zoo
Przewalski's Horse

Whipsnade Zoo
These Merkats were pooped out in the heat!

Whipsnade Zoo
Mara roam freely around the zoo - you can get really close to them

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo
Sweet mother duck and her brood of ducklings going for a walk

Whipsnade Zoo
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