They are very beautiful cats and I find the new enclosure good for photography.Playful elephantsKomodo dragon taking a drinkMoving on to some close relations of the reptiles, with some of the zoo's birds. One of their large collection of conure speciesCrowned crane forming an almost abstract photoHornbillPelicanI can only wish that the flock of pigeons that visit my back garden were this colourful!
I decided to take a trip to my local zoo at Chester as it always good to put a bit of exotic wildlife in front of the lens. It was very busy as you would expect at a weekend and I didn't stay too long, and just had a quick tour with the camera and 300mm lens. I like to take an occasional trip to the zoo as it requires a very different photographic technique to achieve good images and overcome the problems presented by mesh and glass enclosures. I was immediately drawn by the deep roaring of the male asiatic lion.Then over to the new cheetahs, this one not looking to impressed about being photographed.