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Animals and Plants

Serena Bowles | Young Highland Cow

Young Highland Cow

A young Highland cow stands quietly in a field, gently chewing on the long grass. Behind him are the rolling fields of the Lydden-Temple Ewell Nature Reserve in the southern county of Kent - known as the Garden of England.
Serena Bowles | Cuban Flamingo Grooming

Cuban Flamingo Grooming

Flamingos acquire their beautiful pink plumage as a result of the pigments in their diet of invertebrates and algae. Each Cuban Flamingo needs 50,000 brine-fly larvae per day.
Serena Bowles | Coy Lioness Chewing a Stick, Antelope Park, Zimbabwe

Coy Lioness Chewing a Stick, Antelope Park, Zimbabwe

A lioness looks seductively up at the camera, whilst chewing on a stick. Zimbabwe, Africa
Serena Bowles | Proud Profile of a Lion Cub, Antelope Park, Zimbabwe, Africa

Proud Profile of a Lion Cub, Antelope Park, Zimbabwe, Africa

B&W shot of a lion cub in profile. Zimbabwe, Africa
Serena Bowles | Tiger Stretching Ranthambore, India

Tiger Stretching Ranthambore, India

A tiger stretches after his sleep, on the bank of a lake in Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ii was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, and became a national park in 1980.
Serena Bowles | The Lion Sleeps - Sleeping Lion Cub, Antelope Park, Zimbabwe, Africa

The Lion Sleeps - Sleeping Lion Cub, Antelope Park, Zimbabwe, Africa

A sleeping lion cub. Taken in Antelope Park, Zimbabwe, Africa
Serena Bowles | Cheeky Monkeys Opening Stolen Water Hampi, Karnataka, India

Cheeky Monkeys Opening Stolen Water Hampi, Karnataka, India

Two cheeky monkeys at a temple have robbed a visiting tourist. One of the macaque monkeys attempts to open the bottle of mineral water that he has stolen with his teeth; his friend is wearing the bag that the bottle was carried in, and looks on hopefully. Taken in Hampi, Karnataka in south India.
Serena Bowles | Grooming Langur Monkeys Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Grooming Langur Monkeys Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Three grey langur monkey take turns to groom each other. Taken at Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ii was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, and became a national park in 1980.
Serena Bowles | Busy, Buzzy Bee Collecting Pollen on Shocking Pink Flower

Busy, Buzzy Bee Collecting Pollen on Shocking Pink Flower

A bee busily gathers pollen from the yellow stamen of a shocking-pink flower; taken in Vietnam.
Serena Bowles | Simplicity - White Calla Lily

Simplicity - White Calla Lily

A portrait of a white Calla Lily against a black background. The simplicity of nature.
Serena Bowles | Plain Tiger Butterfly Feeding on Blue Flowers

Plain Tiger Butterfly Feeding on Blue Flowers

A bright Plain Tiger Butterfly, also known as African Queen (or Danaus chrysippus in Latin) in Southern India feeding on small blue flowers.
Serena Bowles | Dew Drop on Grass with Two Toadstools

Dew Drop on Grass with Two Toadstools

Clinging onto a blade of grass, in a field strewn with toadstools, a perfect sphere of water defies gravity.
Serena Bowles | Highland Cow

Highland Cow

Distinctive highland cattle grazing in a field. Scotland
Serena Bowles | Baby Langur Monkey Ranthambore Fort, India

Baby Langur Monkey Ranthambore Fort, India

A baby grey langur monkey yawns as he holds onto his mothers soft fur. Taken at Ranthambore Fort, in the Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ii was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, and became a national park in 1980.
Serena Bowles | Lavender Against Buckwheat, Pisang, Nepal

Lavender Against Buckwheat, Pisang, Nepal

This pretty purple lavender plant was growing near the settlement of Pisang, along the Annapurna Circuit. The reddish colour in the background is a newly harvested field of buckwheat, which is grown for animal feed.
Serena Bowles | Langur Monkey in Quiet Contemplation, Hampi, India

Langur Monkey in Quiet Contemplation, Hampi, India

A thoughtful looking langur monkey sitting on ruins at Hampi, Karnataka, in south India. Hampi is identified with the historical Kishkindha, the monkey kingdom mentioned in the Ramayana. The first historical settlements in Hampi date back to 1 CE.
Serena Bowles | Cape Blue Water Lily from Above

Cape Blue Water Lily from Above

Beautiful purple petals radiate out from a dazzling yellow centre on this Cape Blue Water Lily found growing in Thailand.
Serena Bowles | Sambar Deer Grazing, Ranthambore, India

Sambar Deer Grazing, Ranthambore, India

A pair of sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) graze amongst the trees in Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India.
Serena Bowles | Young Rhesus Macaque Monkey with Food in Cheeks

Young Rhesus Macaque Monkey with Food in Cheeks

Whether its the influence of the Tibetan monks chanting in their gompas, or the fresh mountain air, the Rhesus Macaque monkeys around the Indian town of Dharamsala are unusually relaxed. They certainly have no problems finding food, as many of the Tibetans in exile who live in the Himachal Pradesh town (also home to the Dalai Lama) leave scraps out for them. This cheeky young ape has his cheeks jammed with leftovers that have been laid out for him at the side of the road.
Serena Bowles | Bunch of Green Bananas on Tree, India

Bunch of Green Bananas on Tree, India

A bunch of green bananas ripen in the sun, in Hampi, India.
Serena Bowles | Nature's Work - Light Shining Through Green Leaf

Nature's Work - Light Shining Through Green Leaf

In the tropics the plants grow large and strong. Here is a huge leaf photographed in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). With the sunlight shining from behind the leaf, the greens are dazzling to the eye.
Serena Bowles | Shadows on a Back-lit Green Tropical Leaf, Laos

Shadows on a Back-lit Green Tropical Leaf, Laos

In the tropical forests of Laos, the plants grow large and strong. Here is a huge leaf, backlit, with the shadows of other vegetation falling upon it.
Serena Bowles | Crazy Daisies in Pisang, Nepal

Crazy Daisies in Pisang, Nepal

Some Chrysanthemum maximum, Crazy Daisies or Shasta Daisies, found near the settlement of Pisang, on the Annapurna Circuit.