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Animals Blarney Cork Ireland Nature Photos Sky

Blarney Horses

Three horses appeared in a field close to Blarney village about a week ago. At first, a mare, her foal and another horse were there, but the mare is gone now and three young looking animals are in residence. I took this photo one morning a few days ago.
One of the horses was exceptionally friendly, looking for attention and pushing the others out of the way to sniff my hand and be rubbed!
They’re lovely animals and hopefully they’ll be close to the fence next time I walk past.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Animals Blarney Cork Ireland Nature Photos

Little Bunny

Each Spring for the past two years wild rabbits visit our garden at home. They’re really cute, and thankfully I don’t have any flowers or veg to tempt them!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 300mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Animals Beach Cork Ireland Myrtleville Nature Photos Sky Water

Ruby on the beach

Ruby, a Springer Spaniel we met last year in Bunnyconnellan, is still down in Myrtleville! Her owner must be living down there somewhere. We threw a stick for her a few times and then walked over to Fennell’s Bay and she followed us with her tail wagging!
It was a pleasure walking with her only spoilt by the idiot teenage girl who threw stones at us from high ground. She and her group of friends didn’t hang around when they saw us returning back towards them. Very brave.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Animals Cork Ireland Nature Photos St Patrick's Street Street Urban

Curiousity

Dogs can be curious too!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Animals Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Photos United States

Jealousy

Do animals feel emotion? Do they feel joy and sadness, regret and elation or even jealousy and envy?
This little fella eyed the bigger mound next to him with what I’d swear was envy. Does anyone know what kind of animal he is?
Pictured in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.

Later.. if you wondered what Meerkats do when they’re underground, you should read this 🙂

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 51mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Animals Black and White Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo Monkeys Nature Photos United States

Grooming the Monkey

When you’ve had a hard morning climbing branches and swinging from tree to tree, what better way to relax than have your mother run her fingers through your fur and pick out the ticks and insects.
Pictured in Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 75mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Animals Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo Lions Nature Photos United States Urban

Lion .. King of Lincoln Park Zoo

On the 5th day of our trip to Chicago, Darren took us to Lincoln Park Zoo. I had been there already back in 2003 but this time it was a lot more interesting!
I got some wonderful shots of the animals and birds there, including the human variety who were protesting outside.
Here are two shots of a lion at the zoo. I could describe him as majestic and commanding of presence, but when you see the tiny enclosure they have to live in, it’s hard not to feel pity for them.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 240mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Animals Chicago Dolphins Nature Photos United States

Dolphins Leaping at Shedd

Dolphins leap into the air at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 75mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Animals Beach Black and White Cork Garretstown Ireland People Photos

Beached Whale

A beached whale on Garretstown Beach last November.
A notice which is being read by the man in the foreground reads that this is a female long finned pilot whale and asks that people do not remove or bury it as it is required by researchers.
I was reluctant to post this picture in the past 2 months but after what happened in London when a whale died it spurred me to find this photo again.

This was taken on the same night as this photo and this one.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Animals Cork Urban Us

Puss!