Meet Harry, we met him on holiday recently (and his friends). He is friendly and doesn’t need much looking after (just as well, as the beach was taking up most of our time).
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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.
This Eurasian Eagle Owl, also known as the European Eagle Owl, or Uhu in German, was in training at the Palace of Bückeburg’s Royal Riding School . The trainer let this young male fly around and it then settled right in front of us. This is the first time that I have ever seen one of these owls and even though this was a relatively tame specimen, it was thrilling nonetheless.
Cee and her challenges are back after a summer break and the first B&W challenge is showcasing isolated subjects.
The berry season, despite the shoddy summer we have had, has provided a bumper crop, which in turn means the locals are out scavenging before winter arrives.
Every year we visit a place in the mountains that provides trail rides to the paying public and each year we say that we should book a trail ride. And so it went this year as well – guess we can always try to book one next summer!
We usually go there to sample their delicious ice cream and then take a little walk over to the stables. The photo below is of one of the horses that was being readied that day for a ride out.
This photo was another one of those hum-drum photos I had almost forgotten about. When I went out shooting that day I had envisaged a snow covered bison standing proud with its warm breath visible, which would have given the whole thing the drama I was looking for. The bison wasn’t willing to comply with my vision. Instead of standing it was lying down, there was hardly any snow on the ground and no breath was visible, not a whisper! So, I resigned myself to the fact that the drama had to wait for another time. Well, until I started to play around with this in Lightroom. Not the look I was hoping for originally, but way more interesting looking than the original.