These two beautiful Siberian (Panthera tigris altaica.) are sisters. These magnificent creatures are on the decline in the wild.
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.
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.
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 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.
Zebras are several species of African equids united by their distinctive black and white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds.
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.
Cows are naturally curious creatures, these were certainly very interested in what I might be doing!
A beautiful portrait of one of the most magnificant of wild cats. This tiger was posing in the sun on a large rock.
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.
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.
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
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.
A tiger lying in the grass has seen something, the tail goes up and his eyes stare…..
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!