A mixture of mammals

Three new mammals have been added to the gallery today. I spotted the Lion lying under a small tree with a carcass and waited until it had finished eating. Even at this relatively close range the heat haze presented a problem in photographing the cat as it left the remnants of its kill for the scavengers to clear up. The Wood Mouse was photographed during a small mammal survey, posing really nicely before making its way to cover. The Steenbok is possibly the prettiest species of Antelope I’ve seen, this one photographed in South Africa.

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Iguana, Basilisk and Babblers

Today's new images in the gallery are the Arrow-marked Babbler, the Double-crested Basilisk and the Helmeted Iguana. The Arrow-marked Babbler seen here was towards the southern end of its range in South Africa. The Double-crested Basilisk, or Jesus Christ Lizard, was near the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, whereas the ... Read more

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A parliament of owls

Three owl images have been added to the gallery. The Tawny Owl was photographed only yesterday in its roost - the hollow of this old tree in Gloucestershire. The juvenile Long-eared Owl was photographed in Cambridgeshire as it waited for a delivery of food from the parent. Finally the Southern ... Read more