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Thursday, 16 August 2012

On 16.8.12 by KieronMoore in , , ,    No comments

DilophosaurusLast weekend I visited Chester Zoo for the first time in many moons and was surprised by the new additions. They've managed to get hold of some creatures that I'd been led to believe were quite rare these days - dinosaurs.

At first this sounded like a fascinating new development, though I was soon a little worried when I realised that the dinosaurs weren't properly enclosed. If Jurassic Park was at all realistic, and I never doubt the authenticity of Mr. Spielberg, then I was in grave danger.

Despite this concern, the dinosaurs all seemed very friendly and willing to pose for my camera. Much more so, in fact, than the other animals, who generally seemed reluctant; the bears only allowed me to photograph their bottoms while the tiger was asleep underneath a mound of foliage. But photographing the dinosaurs was a joy. Except, that is, for one dilophosaur, who spat at my Canon. He must be a Nikon user. 

Here's a little video montage of my footage:



After this, I spent the rest of the afternoon chasing a bee around trying to photograph it.

Bee on Flower

And here's the set of photographs I took. Mainly of dinosaurs and bees, the highlights of my day. Somewhere there was an experienced, world-weary zookeeper watching me and despairing.

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