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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Snap friendly animals

Last Thursday we went on a birthday family outing to a local safari park - after being let out of the cage (photo on Friday) we saw plenty of animals - my problem was choosing which to include in my snap set so I looked for a theme and chose these images of friendliness


The lemurs are in a walk through enclosure - with frequent notices saying 'do not touch the lemurs' but it seems no one told the lemurs not to touch us.  This one walked along the top of the fence towards me and had a sniff then stood up to sniff my hands - I was still carefully not touching it - then it licked both of my hands.  Then it sat back down and sniffed my pocket and clearly smelt something it liked as it put its head right into my pocket!

June already and the snap sets still going strong - I'm enjoying seeing some recurrent themes as well as new ideas for visual sets.


11 comments:

Sian said...

Wow, that's quite an experience. I think you did very well to stay so calm and quiet

Patio Postcards said...

OH LEMURS!!!!!! that would have been such an experience. Like the otters - they look big. Oh a happy SNAP collection.

Eileen T said...

Lovely photos, Helena. So what did you have in your pocket? Did you work out what the lemur was attracted to?

Miriam said...

What a fabulous set for snap! They do look so lovely and as for that lemur, WOW!

marshaleith said...

what a great event for a birthday! Can never go wrong with penguins!! Nice experience with the lemur....

Karen said...

What a great idea to find a theme for the SNAP collection. I love taking photos of zoo animals! A little boy fell into a zoo enclosure in Cincinnati last week. The gorilla had to be killed; the little boy is OK, but it has caused a huge controversy here about who is responsible for that kind of safety. The animal rights folks are outraged, and say the mother should be charged with negligence. Others think the zoo should have had a double barrier. Fortunately your lemur is pretty non-threatening.

Lady Ella said...

This is FUN! Lovely monkey scrum and so good of the otters to smile for you like that!

Maggie said...

Great fun. It is good to see them all looking content. Karen's comment about the gorilla and the little boy seems to have hit the news everywhere and has raised some pertinent questions.

Melissa said...

Looks like a FUN day! Great idea to pull the photos that all show friendliness as a set!

Ruth said...

Lucky you meeting such a friendly lemur!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh what a lovely set of photos. I do love otters, have been lucky enough to see them in the wild. Penguins, monkeys and lemurs however, don't tend to be in the English countryside ;)