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Non UK animals

Steve Stamford | Baby Orang-utan

Baby Orang-utan

A young Orang-utan playing hide and seek.
Steve Stamford | Red Panda

Red Panda

The red panda is native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China and is not in fact a panda at all, being more closely related to racoons, skunks and weasels. Very agile it has the amazing-to-watch habit of climbing down trees head first.
Steve Stamford | Giraffe

Giraffe

Perelta giraffe trying to decide if photographers are edible.
Steve Stamford | Elephant eye

Elephant eye

High key close up of an Asian elephant's eye.
Steve Stamford | Asian elephant baby

Asian elephant baby

An amazingly cute baby (calf) Asian elephant parcticing its dust / woodshaving throwing technique.
Steve Stamford | Elephant love

Elephant love

A mother and 'baby' Asian elephant - Elephas maximus. These two have just enjoyed a mud bath to help cool and cleanse them and the strong bond between mother and baby elephant is clearly evident from the 'trunk holding' seen here. Photographed at Twycross zoo who are happy for my images to be used for sale.
Steve Stamford | Reticulated giraffe

Reticulated giraffe

There are nine giraffe sub-species. The reticulated giraffe here is called Epesi and is one of a bachelor group at Twycross zoo who are happy for images to be used if they are attributed.
Steve Stamford | Wolf in the mist

Wolf in the mist

A solitary Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) moves towards us through a light mist.
Steve Stamford | California Sea Lion square

California Sea Lion square

Sea Lions are fantastic swimmers and are also very intelligent. The California Sea Lion - Zalophus californianus have been used by the US Navy for military operations. They have been recorded as diving to around 900ft and can stay underwater for some 9 minutes but more typically stay submerged for just 2 -3 minutes at a time.
Steve Stamford | Green Tree Python

Green Tree Python

The green tree python Morelia virdis is native to the rainforests of Australia and Papua New Guinea. It is a carnivore, living on a diet of small mammals and reptiles and has a life expectancy of around 20 years.
Steve Stamford | Eastern Blue Tongued Skink

Eastern Blue Tongued Skink

Native to Australia the eastern blue tongued skink, Tiliqua scincoides scincoides is an omnivore that can grow up to around 40cm and has a lifespan around 15 - 20 years.
Steve Stamford | Bearded Dragon 1

Bearded Dragon 1

A popular pet in the UK Bearded Dragons Pogona vitticeps can grow up to around 2ft long, with around half that being their tail. They have a life expectancy of up to 30 years.
Steve Stamford | Savannah Monitor

Savannah Monitor

Originating in sub saharan Africa Savannah Monitors - Varanus exanthematicus are carnivores that feed on a mix of small vertebrates and invertebrates, or in other words - whatever they can catch. Hunted for their skins and the world wide pet trade.
Steve Stamford | Bearded Dragon 2

Bearded Dragon 2

A popular pet in the UK Bearded Dragons Pogona vitticeps can grow up to around 2ft long, with around half that being their tail. They have a life expectancy of up to 30 years.
Steve Stamford | Baby Asian elephant

Baby Asian elephant

An amazingly cute baby (calf) Asian elephant throwing dust / sawdust over itself (and mum).
Steve Stamford | Giraffe chewing the cud

Giraffe chewing the cud

A Rothschild's giraffe just doing what giraffes do.
Steve Stamford | Giraffe in black and white

Giraffe in black and white

A rather lovely giraffe just chewing things over.
Steve Stamford | Giraffe chewing the cud mono

Giraffe chewing the cud mono

A handsome giraffe doing what giraffes do. Also available in colour
Steve Stamford | Giraffe

Giraffe

A rather lovely giraffe just chewing things over. Also available as a mono version.
Steve Stamford | Malachite butterfly

Malachite butterfly

The malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelene) is native to the tropics of central America and has an attractive chocolate and lime colourway. It feeds mainly on rotting fruit and nectar and has a typical wingspan of 3 - 4 inches.
Steve Stamford | Handsome giraffe

Handsome giraffe

A gorgeous giraffe doing what giraffes do best - looking down on humans holding cameras.
Steve Stamford | Asian short clawed otter

Asian short clawed otter

Asian short clawed otter Amblonyx cinereus - amazingly cute, very vocal and an amazing stone juggler.
Steve Stamford | California Sea Lion landscape

California Sea Lion landscape

Sea Lions are fantastic swimmers and are also very intelligent. The California Sea Lion - Zalophus californianus have been used by the US Navy for military operations. They have been recorded as diving to around 900ft and can stay underwater for some 9 minutes but more typically stay submerged for just 2 -3 minutes at a time.