Photography & Travels (finding fantasy in reality)

Marwell Wildlife, Winchester:
Sleepy Snow Leopard and Lazy Meerkat

Snow LeopardSnow Leopard black and white photo, by Alex Harford

I waited outside the snow leopard enclosure at Marwell Wildlife for well over an hour in total, returning throughout the day, hoping either of the leopards would make some sort of movement, but they remained asleep. At one point the big cat above slightly opened one eye, only to close it again. Eventually I was rewarded for my patience and took the photo above. Of course, that's nothing compared to the 6 weeks a BBC cameraman spent waiting for just one glimpse of a snow leopard in the wild.

They are incredible creatures...

MeerkatPhoto of a meerkat sitting down, black and white CheetahCheetah sitting, photo by Alex Harford CrocodileCrocodile photo OcelotAn ocelot asleep at Marwell Wildlife

Another sleepy cat. I do have a photo of this one with it's eyes open, but I prefer this photo.

Photos taken with the Canon Powershot S5 IS bridge camera.


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