Sunday Loving

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Eurasian Lynx

When we visited Germany in October last year we took a day trip to the Wisentgehege in Springe. It’s over 90 hectars of medows and ancient forest with over 100 animal species, some of which are endangered. It’s a fabulous place and the ancient forest that you walk through includes a section with various different deer species that, if they wanted to, would be able to come right up to you.

One of the first animals you come across are the Eurasian Lynx, which are sometimes hard to spot (as they can be shy), but thankfully, they were rather social when we visited.

Eurasian Lynx

Eurasian Lynx

Eurasian Lynx

Eurasian Lynx

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Woodland Caribou

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Into the storm – together

I have no idea how I ended up with this idea, the mind sometimes works in mysterious ways, which I have stopped trying to understand.

Into the storm - together

Into the storm – together

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Snow – that’s all

Snow – I don’t think I need to say any more…

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Hide and Seek (not very successful though!)

This rhea obviously does not get the full concept of hide and seek.

These flightless birds are native to Southern America, however, a small group managed to escape a wildlife park in Northern Germany near Lübeck in the late 1990s and have done well in their new found freedom. The population has double in size and they have even moved into other areas. Unfortunately local farmers are less impressed as the birds eat the rape seeds and trample the plants.

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Two Birds with one Shot

Not quite right, but you get the gist. These two fully individuals were having a good time on a sunny winter day. Seconds after this shot they were off again chasing each other.

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Portrait Fun

This is one of the shots I took a few months back when our daughter agreed to model for me for some fairy projects I had in mind. Instead of turning this into another fairy tale I thought I would actually show our daughter as she is; a young beautiful woman. Thanks for being my long suffering model darling!

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Frozen Lake

This is the Upper Kananaskis Lake in winter (see this previous post for a summer version). As you can see, covered in plenty of snow and deep ice underneath this makes for a pretty spectacular place even in the cold. There were a number of people snowshoe walking and skiing on it when we visited.

Upper Kananaskis Lake in the winter

Upper Kananaskis Lake in the winter

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Making tracks

Came across these hare tracks in the woods the other weekend (looks like they were running late….).

Making tracks

Making tracks

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