Animal Photography

My inspirational shots of various beasts that sometimes get turned into paintings but most often not. For those who complain that zoos should be closed and no wild animals kept in captivity I say this, I would rather have zoos that hold these beautiful creatures, endeavouring to maintain populations, than have them all free and basically extinct because others consider them as medicine, fur coats, ornaments or trophies. At least we can still see, photograph, sketch and paint living animals.

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  • Bertis and Samira
    Bertis and Samira

    It's sleepy time at Edinburgh Zoo. Given a choice I prefer White Rhinos but these guys are still Rhinos.

  • Old Jaguar
    Old Jaguar

    Spots or stripes I do not mind. Big cats are gorgeous.