I just took a short holiday up in Edinburgh and while there decided to pop in to the zoo. The weather was unexpectedly good for Scotland but by middle of the day visit created some problems with some harsh lighting to content with together with usual problems of getting around the constraints of the enclosures.
Starting off with a few birds. The zoo has an impressive collection of penguins including the large King Penguin.
A Gentoo penguin swimming across the pool
They do not come much brighter in colour than the Scarlet Ibis
The delicate head dress of a Victoria Crowned Pigeon
The Stellar Sea Eagle is a very impressive and majestic bird.
On to the mammals which proved all together more tricky.
Another fish disappears down the throat of a Patagonian Sea Lion
The tiny and hyperactive Squirrel Monkey
and Golden Lion Tamarin
To finish off, a couple of photos of the Sumatran Tiger
Worryingly licking it lips, and probably thinking about photographer for lunch.
It is always good to get some eye contact in a photo.