Nina Nixon

Journal

I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

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An otter in the wild?

I never have and that's not for the want of trying.  Honestly the stories my children could tell you about the walks we take them on in search of a rare sighting of an animal or bird.

Kingfisher - nope / Otter - nope!  

So we decided during the Summer to take the kids to a wildlife park.  Now I have to say this is not my kind of grand day out - I absolutely hate them!  I spend most of my time in tears and despairing (quite loudly) at how life should just not be locked up.

But even I can understand that to protect (some) animals certain needs are must. 

Though why they had to perform (for want of a better description) tricks before they were fed did leave me feeling somewhat appalled and pissed off.  Sorry - angry just didn't feel like a fitting word.  Is there a reason for this or is it just suppose to be a crowd pleaser?

We saw our otters and I have to say I was absolutely captivated - they are amazing, beautiful, graceful creatures and I will never tire of searching them out....in their natural habitat.  


...Nina Nixon...2013, August, Nature, Summer