Tiger Tiger

Everybody wants to pass as cats
We all want to be big big stars, but we got different
reasons for that….

More from Magic Natura down by the tigers.
Cats like to sleep so when you go to see these then that’s what they’re doing, unless they’re being fed. Half past one and the cats come alive waiting for their lunch and showing a decent turn of speed and some impressive swimming skills in the chase for the food. If one of these comes after you don’t think jumping in a nearby puddle is gonna stop them. Unlike most house moggies water is their friend.


Cat fact 1: Claws are can grow up to 4 inches so that’s gonna leave more than a wee red scratch from little Puddles back home.


Cat fact 2: They can jump up to ten meters the world record long jump is short of 9 so get working on that.


Cat fact 3: Padded feet means the stalk silently that makes for a better “Oh sh*t!” moment.


Cat fact 4: They’re the worst cat climbers good at going up rubbish at going down. You might want to incorporate tree climbing into your escape plans.


Cat fact 5: They have fewer teeth than dogs so shouldn’t hurt so much when they bite you.


Cat fact 6: They have the largest canines of the cat family and have special skills such as pressure sensing so they know where to sever the neck of their prey. Ignore fact 5 if it bites you’ll feel it.


Cat fact 7: White spots on the back of the ears, just fake eyeballs.

Tiger taking a swim.

Cat fact 8: The markings on the top of a tiger head resembles the Chinese character “Wang” which means “King”


Could have spent hours photographing these beautiful cats turned out I was lucky to get any with a dodgy SD card refusing to work on our first visit and a dying battery on our final visit.


Sleepy Snake


I’ve been out in the wilds of Spain for the past week, pretty much the middle of nowhere. Thankfully there’s a pretty decent zoo built onto our resort so the morning walk to the breakfast restaurant passed the massive aviary with Macaws flying over the trees and then post breakfast swims in the pool overlooked elephants and antelopes.

The above image is obviously neither but certainly one of my favourite images from the couple of full SD cards. Shot with my trusty little 50mm manual lens using what light was available and there wasn’t much of that, so a wee ISO bump was required.
Turned out pretty well the snake making the most of where the light was and coiled nicely on its branch.

There’s more to follow, expect cats. Lots of cats.

Everybody Wants To Pass As Cats


A couple of shots from the Fuengirola Bioparc of its resident leopard. When this pussy cat came towards the glass you could feel it looking right at you.


Bit of a scorcher when we were there, most of the animal were seeking a bit of shade to chill out in.

Sleepy cat

Leopard facts: They move fast around 36 miles per hour, they can leap over 20 foot and they can jump 10 foot. If it’s after you the chances are it’s gonna get you.

One of the good things about the Costa Del Sol that you can jump on the train anywhere from Malaga down to Fuengirola for less than a tenner. Fuengirola is the last stop and when you come out the station keep walking forward and you’ll come to the finest little zoological experience you can get.

The cat and friends


“Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?”

Quite like this photograph of this fine looking leopard. Probably about a foot away from me although we were separated by a fairly sturdy piece of glass.

Pressed publish instead of preview so might add to this one later.


Quite possibly one of the finest zoos you can visit, if you’re ever in the Fuengirola area check out the Bio Park and take a walk around the lemurs.


The animals are winding me up









clyde monkey

Going through the old files and having a play around with some shots from our trip to Fuengirola at the start of this year. The Biopark is without a doubt the finest zoo I’ve ever been in.
More to follow in this post as I edit and upload.

Photograph below is by wee mini Blogger Photography Kai my number one daughter.
This little lemur was mesmerized by it’s reflection in her sunglasses and stood staring into her eyes for what seemed like ages. It would have made a cracking photo of the both of them looking at each other but unfortunately I was too slow and it leaped over her head and off to join his buddies.