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Places - South Lakes Safari Zoo


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Places - South Lakes Safari Zoo

8 Feb 2021 3:20PM   Views : 338 Unique : 247

I'm not sure if this still remains open or not, but I'm pretty sure that it will be at least closed temporarily whilst the Covid19 situation persists. However, in the past it has been a good place to visit for shots of various birds and animals. Personally I prefer the free range style of zoo to the concrete enclosure style that seems really brutal by comparison. Many people have mixed feelings about zoos, some even oppose their existence, but they do exist and many are run with due diligence for the wellbeing of their animals. Children have an opportunity to see creatures they would perhaps never see beyond a monitor screen, and a chance to learn something, as much as they want to I suppose.

For photographers, the opportunity is there to shoot creatures that would not normally be around, and in reasonably good conditions as well. We enjoy our visits to various zoos up and down the country, only really avoiding the concrete enclosure type. Some of the smaller zoos are brilliant and we like to support them. Here's a few pictures from the South Lakes.























Images were shot with the Pentax K20D and SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm.

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