Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Zebras and an Owl at the Santo Inacio Zoo

The Zebras were a special favourite of ours. These two were enjoying a meal, whilst we were admiring the unique design on their beautiful coats.


Awe!!:)
 

The first time I saw a Zebra with ears in that position.
 

Hello!
 

One eye on me!
 

Still Curious!
 

Their markings, so different, but both so beautiful.
 

One of the gates at the zoo, for Good Fences.
 

A closer look at the lock.
 

The entrance to the reptile house but we didn't go inside this time.
 

Another restaurant area. photo taken early morning.
 

Don't you just love their mane, and those dazzling stripes.
 

The Snowy Owl
 
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34 comments:

Sandra said...

totally AWESOME photos today. I had no idea the stripes of a zebra went into their manes. so beautiful as is that owl. even your fences are beautiful today.

Linda said...

I love the zebras and owl in your photos! The patterns on the zebras are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

Lea said...

Great owl photo, and the Zebras are fascinating creatures!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Giga said...

The big sympathy I have for horses in strips or zebra. They are very pretty and have interesting photos. Regards.

Teresa said...

Se ven preciosas. Besos.

Devilish Angel said...

Cute Owl...

Sami Niilola said...

Really great photos. Zebras are awesome.

matti juhani niilola said...

Wow. Great photos. Zebras are stunning but that the owl is a real handsome.

A Quiet Corner said...

The zebra is one of nature's wonders...I can never decipher where the stripes begin and or end...they are such beautiful, sturdy creatures!!...:)JP

Mike Attwood said...

Lovely photo's Sonjia, I am a bit tied up at home at the moment so I am not getting any photography done, but its nice to look at other peoples work. Take care Mike.

susan said...

wonderful shots, love the owl

Christine said...

We were just watching a zoo programme on TV about zebras and one giving birth and I was admiring them so it is lovely to see your wonderful shots of them. The snowy owl is just so beautiful!
Have a lovely day!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Todas as foto muito bem apresentadas revelam beleza, gosto principalmente das zebras.
Continuação de boa semana,
AG

David Gascoigne said...

Zebra are truly gorgeous creatures. I have seen two species in the wild and it is true that you can identify individuals by the pattern of their stripes. It is sad that they are losing habitat everywhere. What we are doing to our wildlife is a travesty.

Missy George said...

If this is the second time I wrote this forgive me I got interrupted. The zebras are beautiful animals. The snowy owl is very handsome. Wonderful pictures of both. Hope you're having a good evening

Debbie said...

i have dreamt for many years of seeing a snowy owl - my dream has yet to come true!! that is one gorgeous fence, lots of character!!

your images are beautiful, i do love those zebras!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see the owl.
But those zebra photo's are absolutely stunning.

All the best Jan

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Fabulous images of the Zebra!!! Wow. They are dazzling....truly dazzling.

Love the snowy owl too. [of course]

John Simlett said...

Didn't see you sneak this posting in!

It's a little known fact that Zebras have to use Bar-Code readers in order to recognise each other. Unlike sheep, who use Baa-Code readers :)))

The Snowy Owl is a delight, lovely image

Stewart M said...

Zebras are such a wonderful animal - i'd love to see them in the wild - one day perhaps!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Marijke said...

Such a lovely photo's Sonjia. I am always amazed that animals don't need make-up to be beautiful. The owl stole my heart.
Have a lovely sunday.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful Zebras and great photos ~ other excellent and creative photos too. ~ thanks,

Wishing you Happy Days ~ ^_^

Anni said...

I'm back. Once again I scrolled through the fantastic images. From the zebra to the beautiful owl!!

And, I thank you so very much for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I can see how the Zebras' dazzling patterns confuse predators.

Tom said...

These zebras are amazing, what markings!

Nancy Chan said...

The zebras are beautiful and so is the owl. Great photos! Have a great day!

Bob Bushell said...

I love your shots of the Zebras, fantastic.

Helma said...

The zebras are really beautiful to see. These are also one of my favorite horses. You also can make beautiful foto'svan. Really nice. The gate lock is indeed nice to post good fences :-)
A hug

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Really cool pictures! In a couple of them, the zebra looks like a unicorn with a horn in the middle of his head!

NatureFootstep said...

very beautiful images of the zebras. Really!

Richard Pegler said...

Your images of the Zebras are absolutely delightful, Sonjia. They are such handsome creatures. Whilst I expected each one to have a unique pattern of stripes, I didn't appreciate that the differences were so great, as exhibited by this pair. The one with the narrower stripes is exquisite - particularly with those magnificently striped legs. Such a joy to behold.

With my best wishes - - - Richard

David Gascoigne said...

Hi Sonjia: Congratulations on seeing a Snowy Owl in the zoo. In the area where I live this is a relatively common winter species and I am sure I will see several before they head north again. It is always a spectacular find!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Sonija; I've never seen Zebras and owls; the Snowy Owl is GORGEOUS(♡^.^♡) I thought these two in one post is really wonderful match♪
So sorry for my absence and belated comment. My husband was really thankful for your understanding for Jazz and your comment, Dear friend.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Portugal, xoxo Miyako*

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Such wonderful images of all the animals and birds at Santo Inacio Zoo.
I love zebra's and donkeys most!
Have a wonderful New Year filled with joy and happiness and plenty of good health :)

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