A trip to the animal park with the x-s1
I thought this week i would take a trip to Port lympne animal park with my new x-s1 to give it a try out and had mixed results but was an overcast day and tried many different settings!
So here are a few of the pics i got as a result!
Powerful and awe-inspiring, the Siberian or Amur tiger is the largest of all cats,
despite their fearsome reputation, most tigers will avoid humans. Rarely seen in the wild, there are in fact more Siberian tigers in captivity than in their native habitat
Snow leopards are elusive and solitary animals. They have a patchy and fragmented distribution throughout the deserts and plateaus of Central Asia with most occupied habitat in Tibet and other parts of China. Through most of their range, they live in arid and semi-arid shrubland, grassland or steppe habitats at elevations usually between 3,000-4,500 m. In some of their range they occur in open coniferous forest, but overall they generally avoid dense forest and prefer steep terrain broken by cliffs, ridges, gullies and rocky outcrops.
Pair of Eastern Black Rhinos.
In the past, Eastern black rhinoceros lived across southern Africa, from Ethiopia to Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Today, they are restricted to Kenya and northern Tanzania. The population has declined by 90% in the last three generations and their population is stable only in Kenya. Black rhinos live in primarily grasslands, savannas, and tropical bushland habitats.
Guinea baboons get their name from their geographic range as they are native to the West African nations of Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania and Mali where they live in dry forests and savannas.
The Pallas cat, or manul, was first described by the German naturalist, Peter Pallas. With its long hair, stocky build and flattened face, Pallas incorrectly suggested that it was the ancestor of the Persian domestic cat.
Mum and baby european bison
Przewalski’s horses Commonly believed to be the ancestor of the domestic horse, Przewalski’s horses are its closest living wild relative, Up until recently they were considered to be Critically Endangered although IUCN classification revised this listing to Endangered in 2011
European Bison, a species that once roamed across Europe before being driven to virtual extinction by man.
Family of Guniea Baboons
The Grant’s zebra is a sub-species of Plains zebra. Plains zebra are the most numerous of all the zebra species and range from Northern Zimbabwe to the Sudan in East Africa.
Grant’s zebra have bold contrasting stripes all the way to their hooves. The pattern of these stripes is unique to each individual. They have short upright manes and a terminally haired tail. Average height at the shoulder is around 53”.
Blackbuck have quite a stocky build. Males have long twisted horns, a distinctive black upper body and white lower body while females have no horns and a fawn coloured coat.
One of the largest of the African antelopes, roan antelopes are named after the colour of their pelt – an attractive reddish brown colour.
Roan antelope live in lightly wooded areas and grasslands across much of Africa. They can be badly affected by drought and will frequently move around in search of water
This hefty antelope is one of the largest in the world! Its name derives, somewhat erroneously, from the Dutch word for ‘elk’ while in Swahili they are called Mbunga
The largest and heaviest of all living birds, adult males can reach 2.5 – 3 metres in height and weigh 155 – 160kg. Males are mostly black with white feathers in the wings and tail, while females are smaller and, as with immature birds, they are grey/brown in colour. Their feathers, no longer necessary for flight, lack the barbs that normally hold them intact and these soft and fluffy plumes serve as insulation against the heat and cold.
The name giraffe comes from the Latin ‘camelopardalis’, meaning ‘camel marked like a leopard’ Giraffes live south of the African Sahara in savannah, scrub, open acacia woodland, subtropical and tropical grassland habitat.
A group of meerkats is known as a mob or a gang, and they live together in groups of 5-30 individuals. Meerkats are extremely sociable and have evolved a society that allows some members to forage while others keep guard.
Another Siberian Tiger
Cheetahs are the fastest land mammal in the world and they have a body that is built for speed! Slender, with long powerful legs, a deep chest and a flexible spine, it can reach speeds of up to 70mph over short distances. Its long tail and semi-retractile claws help to maintain balance and improve grip as they run. Their distinctive yellow coat with black spots serves as camouflage in open habitat. The black stripes that run from the inside corner of each eye and down the side of the nose are known as 'tear lines', and help to reduce the glare from the sun as they hunt.
Well thats just a few of the many pics i took and to be honest majority of them binned! Guess will take a while to get where i want to be with this camera!
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