After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back to proudly present some photographs I took on a recent visit to Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz. It was a lovely day out and I’m very pleased with how the pictures turned out.
A pretty picture I took on the way in.
One eating and one looking as though he couldn't stand the noise...
The penguins were fantastic! This is their replica polar habitat with real ice and snowfall.
Such fascinating characters!
This little chap was very curious about the zoo that had come to visit him!
This penguin seemed to be swimming towards me.
A very handsome fellow.
These otters looked so sweet curled up asleep together.
We love the meerkats! Such cute, cheeky chappies, who accommodated us with archetypal meerkat poses.
These fish are in a tall, cylindrical tank about three storeys high. Beautiful and hypnotic.
I was so pleased to capture the moment the dolphins were in the air!
Aren't they beautiful, amazing creatures!
Another wonderful dolphin moment.
These dolphins were somehow moving backwards through the water in this upright position - amazing!
These two dolphins were dancing Tango to music.
There were many beautiful flowers in the orchidarium, but these caught my eye with their wonderful colours.
A stunning purple orchid from the orchidarium.
A lovely photograph of a kookaburra.
I have no idea what sort of bird this is but he's so unusual and splendid in vibrant blue with laser red eyes.
A very colourful trio - if only I had been able to fit the camera lens through the grill...
The sea lions were amazing too. Here is a video of one of their routines, they’re so clever!