A day out at Loro Parque

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.

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Waterfall
Waterfall
A pretty picture I took on the way in.
Gorillas
Gorillas
One eating and one looking as though he couldn't stand the noise...
Penguins
Penguins
The penguins were fantastic! This is their replica polar habitat with real ice and snowfall.
Penguin Colony
Penguin Colony
Such fascinating characters!
Curious Penguin
Curious Penguin
This little chap was very curious about the zoo that had come to visit him!
Penguin Underwater
Penguin Underwater
This penguin seemed to be swimming towards me.
Alligator
Alligator
A very handsome fellow.
Otters
Otters
These otters looked so sweet curled up asleep together.
Meerkat
Meerkat
We love the meerkats! Such cute, cheeky chappies, who accommodated us with archetypal meerkat poses.
Fish
Fish
These fish are in a tall, cylindrical tank about three storeys high. Beautiful and hypnotic.
Dolphins
Dolphins
I was so pleased to capture the moment the dolphins were in the air!
Dolphin Sync
Dolphin Sync
Aren't they beautiful, amazing creatures!
Dolphin Jump
Dolphin Jump
Another wonderful dolphin moment.
Dolphin Walk
Dolphin Walk
These dolphins were somehow moving backwards through the water in this upright position - amazing!
Dolphin Tango
Dolphin Tango
These two dolphins were dancing Tango to music.
Orchids
Orchids
There were many beautiful flowers in the orchidarium, but these caught my eye with their wonderful colours.
Purple Orchid
Purple Orchid
A stunning purple orchid from the orchidarium.
Kookaburra
Kookaburra
A lovely photograph of a kookaburra.
Blue Bird
Blue Bird
I have no idea what sort of bird this is but he's so unusual and splendid in vibrant blue with laser red eyes.
Pink Parrots
Pink Parrots
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!

 

4 thoughts on “A day out at Loro Parque

  1. What a fantastic day that was. I like Loro Parque more every time I go there. There are one or two issues with space for creatures that need more, particularly, in my own opinion, the whales and the tigers, but apart from those, the whole thing is just superb, and of course the fundación does such incredible work. It’s a total credit to Tenerife.

  2. It was a really lovely day out. I completely agree about the space issues, which is why I haven’t included any photographs of the whales or big cats. I really wasn’t comfortable with seeing the tigers in such a small enclosure. The rest of the animals do appear to be quite happy though, as I think shows in the photographs.

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