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Cheetah - May 2018
This fantastic animal is a female Cheetah (Acynonyx Jubatus). With their slender build, Cheetahs are built for high speed pursuits of their prey. Their dark, lachrymal tear-like markings below the eyes are thought to reduce glare from the sun when they hunting. This young lady is bearing her teeth whilst aggressively guarding her food. The image was taken at Exmoor Zoo in May 2018.
Osprey - March 2018 Update
One of the joys of spring, is the return of the Osprey (Pandion Haliaetus) to the United Kingdom. These rare, stunning migratory birds winter in West Africa, before flying north to breed during our summer season. Their diet comprises exclusively of fish. Unlike Sea Eagles, who pluck fish of the surface of ponds and lakes, Osprey stoop vertically, feet first and submerge their bodies in the water when hunting. The close portrait shot above was taken at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in March 2018.
This magnificent bird, is a common barn owl (Tyto Alba). With it silent flight, super-sensitive hearing and brilliant nocturnal vision, the barn owl is an sublime and efficient aerial hunter. Their golden colouring and beautiful heart shaped facial disk also make it one of our most angelic and attractive birds. Sadly, Barn Owl numbers are thought to have declined by at least 70% in the United Kingdom since the 1930's due to the loss of habitat and nesting sites. The photographs above were taken at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent Gloucestershire, in October 2017.