The Not-So-Wild Wildlife from My Recent Travels

December 16, 2013 Animals, Nature, Travel 0 Comments

Deep down inside me there is a frustrated wildlife photographer.  Every time I travel I end up annoying the pigeons, seagulls, cows, horses, sheep… At other times I have pursued unsuspecting turtles, fish, caterpillars, spiders, lizards, rabbits, deer, elk, grasshoppers, spiders…and reindeer! Sometimes I could swear I see them rolling their eyes at me. Someday I’ll make it out west with a good zoom lens so I can capture moose, bears, maybe wolves, whales, marmots, prairie dogs…

(Above: A picturesque field of cows. Maybe I’ve been in suburbia for too long. Fields of cows are so peaceful to me)

We found these two friendly cows near the cottage where we stayed.

A black Highland Cow named Hamish Dubh. Dubh is Gaelic for “black.” We met him at the Trossachs Woolen Mill in Kilmahog, Scotland.

We found this horse and his/her pony buddy in a field somewhere in the middle of Scotland. Of course we stopped to take pictures and they eagerly came over to greet us.

A cheeky seagull on the east coast in St. Abbs, Scotland.

Cockleroy (a hill) was covered in sheep. I’ve been up several times in the past but this was my first time with so many sheep.