Last week, during our blissful but very busy week off we decided to take a trip to Marwell Zoo to stretch our photography muscles (and of course make friends with the penguins). The weather was beautifully hot, with a short spell of rain at the end of our trip to refresh us, and all in all we had a lovely time!
Unfortunately due to very tired feet and a feeling that we were going to melt otherwise, we didn’t get to visit every enclosure, but we certainly got to see most of the animals.
Despite the controversy around animal welfare in zoos, Marwell is great because they are also conservationists. Each animal has a huge amount of space to roam around in and they all seemed very happy with the facilities. Plus, THEY HAD DINOSAURS!
So, on to the pictures! The first five are Liams, and the rest are mine!
My highlights were definitely the adorable penguins (the one in the wetsuit is called Ralph, and he was quite vocal!), but the Amur Tiger was absolutely stunning – we went back to see him several times!
We really did have a lovely time, and one thing I’ve definitely learned from our trip is how I desperately need a lens with a much better zoom! Once I can get one, I’ll certainly be heading back to take some better snaps!
Oh..and me and Liam bought each other a present from the gift shop as a souvenir! Guess whose is whose!
Have you ever been to Marwell Zoo? If not, I highly recommend!
Standard blogger disclaimer: We paid full price for our tickets and I was not sponsored to create this post. I just really loved the experience and wanted to share it!