Wild seals are a common sight on the Northern coast of Cornwall. They are curious creatures, but can be shy….the inaccessible beaches on the North coast allow them to rest without human interference.
Beautiful Shetland pony standing outside its shed on a farm near the Mendip Hills, in Somerset. Shetland Ponies are hardy and strong, in part because the breed developed in the harsh conditions of the Shetland Isles. They are often used for children to ride because of their small size.
There is no escaping the fact that Highland cattle are ridiculously cute. With their shaggy coats, just-out-of-bed hair, long curving horns and teddy-bear appearance, they are highly photogenic. These features are not just pretty though, they also enable the cow to survive harsh winters in tough environments. Their thick woolly undercoats keep them warm, while the longer guard hairs shed snow and rain.
The sheep wasn’t quite sure about me taking photos of it and it stood on the hillock for quite a while trying to get the measure of me. As soon as I stood up it bolted over the other side!
A zebra pokes its head above the hill.
Four deer grazing on green grass
A dhole or wild dog stares out from in the gorse bushes
This rare white rhino posed for me whilst we passed by.
A single cheetah staring
The blackbuck also known as the Indian antelope is an antelope found in India, Nepal and Pakistan
The fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah is a marvel of evolution. The cheetah's slender, long-legged body is built for speed. Cheetahs are tan in color with black spots all over their bodies. They can also be distinguished from other big cats by their smaller size, spotted coats, small heads and ears and distinctive tear stripes that stretch from the corner of the eye to the side of the nose.
Cows are as diverse as cats, dogs, and humans: Some are very quick learners, while others are a little slower. Some are bold and adventurous, while others are shy and timid. Some are friendly and considerate, while others are bossy and devious.
There is no escaping the fact that Highland cattle are ridiculously cute. With their shaggy coats, just-out-of-bed hair, long curving horns and teddy-bear appearance, they are highly photogenic. These features are not just pretty though, they also enable the cow to survive harsh winters in tough environments. Their thick woolly undercoats keep them warm, while the longer guard hairs shed snow and rain. Long eyelashes and a thick fringe of hair protects their eyes from stinging hail, lashing rain, insects, and biting winds, and they use their big horns to rake away snow in order to get to food (and for a good scratch!). The fact that these things make them look adorable is just a happy bonus.
Highland cows were traditoinally bred in the Scottish Highlands as there thick coats good keep them warm in the harsh Scottish conditions, however they’re also bred as far South as Cornwall, where the winters on the moors are harsh too.
These two beautiful Siberian (Panthera tigris altaica.) are sisters. These magnificent creatures are on the decline in the wild.
Giraffes are known for their long necks and long legs. These endearing species are found throughout Africa and Eurasia. This image is also available is landscape format.
A cute little lamb standing alone in a field above the sea, just loved his wry look. **This image is also available in landscape format**
The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros is the largest extant species of rhinoceros. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. It is also on the verge of extinction.
A beautiful portrait of one of the most magnificant of wild cats. This tiger was posing in the sun on a large rock.
The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to Arctic, sub-Arctic, tundra, boreal and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia and North America. In traditional festive legend, Santa Claus's reindeer pull a sleigh through the night sky to help Santa Claus deliver gifts to good children on Christmas Eve.
A digital painting of two young giraffes in a field of buttercups. Teh one on the left has just stood up after bending down to eat. This image is also available in landscape format.
A handsome wild Dartmoor pony stands majestically beside the Cheesewring quarry on Bodmin Moor.
There are many breeds of sheep that freely roam Bodmin Moor near Minions.
This beautiful wild pony stood and posed in the late afternoon light, in the background you can see the Cheesewring quarry. Wild ponies are often seen grazing the lush grass on Bodmin Moor and are quite tame.
This young reindeer was looking at me and aslmost smiling for the camera!
Three young reindeer grazing side by side.
A female fallow deer (doe) stands alert and watchful.
A wild pony grazes whilst its foal takes interest in me! In Spring many of the wild ponies on Bodmin Moor have young foals which frolic in the sunshine.
These curious sheep standing in the Autumn sunshine surrounded by bracken on Bodmin Moor.
The Whitebred Shorthorn is a very rare traditional native British breed of cow. It is also known as the Cumberland White. This handome chap is part of the Pendeen Herd which can be seen grazing near Godrevy
Sid is one of the best looking racehorses in the country.
Cows are naturally curious creatures, these were certainly very interested in what I might be doing!
The giraffe (Giraffa) is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, and the tallest living terrestrial animal. They are known for their long necks which enable them to reach high up into trees for food
A tiger lying in the grass has seen something, the tail goes up and his eyes stare…..
This beautiful horned ewe is protecting her lamb who is staying close to her side.
We all love to see the lambs skipping about in the fields, it really is a signal that Spring is on the way.