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Snow is a great excuse to photograph animals, and while the rest of the United Kingdom shut down, Jena, Natalia and I decided to brave the snowfall to see the beautiful cats at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire. We were not disappointed. I had been to Paradise Wildlife Park many times in the past, and this was just as enjoyable as previous visits. The excellent keepers there not only let us in, despite the weather, but they also fed the cats so that they would emerge from their enclosures to be photographed. They even asked us where they should place the meat so that we could get the shots we wanted! Thank you keepers!There are many fantastic exhibits at the park, but we focused mainly on the cats. It was a noticeable irony that the only cats that were willingly outside were cheetahs, ordinarily designed for the African savannahs. By curious contrast, the snow leopard and Siberian tigers were nestling indoors. The snow leopard and white bengal tigers were eventually coaxed outside by the promise of meat. Between photographing them, we found some respite in the warm reptile house, home to the snakes and Chinese alligator.Despite the freezing conditions, the three of us had a great time and Jena very skilfully navigated the icy roads to deliver us home. I hope these images will encourage you to make your own visit to Paradise one day.

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Snow is a great excuse to photograph animals, and while the rest of the United Kingdom shut down, Jena, Natalia and I decided to brave the snowfall to see the beautiful cats at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire. We were not disappointed. I had been to Paradise Wildlife Park many times in the past, and this was just as enjoyable as previous visits. The excellent keepers there not only let us in, despite the weather, but they also fed the cats so that they would emerge from their enclosures to be photographed. They even asked us where they should place the meat so that we could get the shots we wanted! Thank you keepers!

There are many fantastic exhibits at the park, but we focused mainly on the cats. It was a noticeable irony that the only cats that were willingly outside were cheetahs, ordinarily designed for the African savannahs. By curious contrast, the snow leopard and Siberian tigers were nestling indoors. The snow leopard and white bengal tigers were eventually coaxed outside by the promise of meat. Between photographing them, we found some respite in the warm reptile house, home to the snakes and Chinese alligator.

Despite the freezing conditions, the three of us had a great time and Jena very skilfully navigated the icy roads to deliver us home. I hope these images will encourage you to make your own visit to Paradise one day.


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Close up of the snow leopard, taken with my phone.
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Close up of the snow leopard, taken with my phone.

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Chinese Alligator.
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Eye of the Siberian Tiger.
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Baby ring-tailed lemur.

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ClarissaJan 22, 2013 08:01 AM

Perfect shots!

AlphaWhiskeyJan 22, 2013 08:22 AM

Thank you Clarissa! :)

Poinsot IsabelleFeb 15, 2013 06:29 AM

Magnifiques photos, mais, je n'ai pas encore traduit le texte
Merci pour ces photos

AlphaWhiskeyFeb 15, 2013 08:38 AM

Je vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles, Mademoiselle.

BernieBoutinMar 6, 2013 09:03 PM

very nice, my fav, by far is the lone wolf, curled up in the snow.

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