Monday, October 23, 2017

Vacation, the long version - Part one of five - A trip to the zoo

On my very first vacation day I went to city of Arnhem to visit the beautiful Burgers' Zoo there. I'm always a bit ambiguous about zoos in general, but they do give a person who does not have the ability to travel the word a way to take pictures of animals outside her own country.

So here is a photographic impression of a day walking Burgers' Zoo.

Yea, this is not a zoo animal, just a bird that really wanted me to share my lunch. ;-)

I think it's obvious from these pictures that the time that a modern zoo kept animals in tiny cages is pretty much done with, at least in my country. More and more they are at least attempting to give the animals a bit of their natural habitat. Of course it's not a substitute for living freely, but it's definitely an improvement from the past.

It was really cool by the way to be able to photograph a tiger up close! There was glass between us, so no worries, but it still was exciting!

I hope you enjoyed walking the zoo with me and look forward to share my next day trip with you. Until then have a wonderful and artsy time!


  1. Wat een prachtige dieren en foto's natuurlijk , ik vind het vogeltje wel erg boos kijken maar tevens ook een pracht exemplaar.

    1. Haha, komt door zijn kleuren, hij was vooral heel erg alert op mijn eten.

  2. Oh my gosh, what beautiful animals and fabulous pictures! I "love" animals (all of them!) and seeing these just makes my heart melt. Thank you for sharing them and totally making my day. ❤️ ❤️

    1. Glad you enjoyed this post Debi, it sure was fun to walk around there with a camera all day long.


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