03 January 2015

Critters at Korkeasaari


Eagle-owl (bubo bubo)


Whooper swan


Black-tailed gazelle


Przewalski's wild horse


Bharal or blue sheep


European forest reindeer


A collections of critters at Korkeasaari,
the Helsinki Zoo, 30.8.2014.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
I'd Rather B Birdin'
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2015/01/camera-critters-352.html




99 comments:

  1. You have posted fine animals.

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  2. Hello Gunilla,
    What a beautiful pictures of all the animals.
    The fourth with the horses is my favorite.
    Have a very good weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Thank you, Irma! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Nice variety of critters! I love the owls and the reindeer. Awesome critter post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. What a great collection of animals. The owls are just too cute together.

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    1. Thank you, Bettyl! Owls are always cute. :-)

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  5. I enjoyed this lovely series of birds Gunilla. Great photos, sharp and clear.

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  6. Great shots. The Whooper Swan is the only one I have seen in the wild. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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    1. Thank you, David! The whooper is probably an injured bird brought to the zoo. I wish you a wonderful new year!

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  7. Wow!!! This is just super. So many need critters and birds! Love 'em all Gunilla.

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  8. Beautiful pics of all critters especially the pair of owls!

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  9. The first photo is gorgeous, my Favorite!
    Greetings from germany

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  10. Wonderful images.
    I have never seen those eagle owls before.

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    1. Thank you, Rajesh! They live in most parts of Europe and Asia, but not in India.

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  11. beautiful critters, love the reindeer.

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  12. Lovely photos Gunilla. I do like the blue sheep. Never heard of that one.

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    1. Thank you, Phil! Their natural home is high up in the Himalayas.

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  13. just awesome! love the ancient breed of horse!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! They're handsome sturdy horses.

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  14. Nice collection of animal pics!

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  15. Happy new year from Volos.

    Your photos are poems.
    In their hearts there is always a heart full of your imagination.
    Because you are the sun of photo art.

    Yannis Politopoulos

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  16. Lovely selection of animals! I like how you caught the swan's mouth open!

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  17. Beautiful animals. I love the beautiful expression on the gazelle's face.

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  18. Fantastic selection of critters especially the whooper. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! It was the first time I've seen a whooper this close. Enjoy your weekend.

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  19. Great images Gunilla, but my favourite is the first shot, they are superb.

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    1. Thank you, Bob! The owls looked very sleepy.

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  20. These are all such fascinating critters! Loved seeing them all! I also meant to tell you I am crazy about your new header photo!

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    1. Thank you, Marie! The header photo is from a few years back.

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  21. Whooper Swan says, "Thanks for taking our pictures, Gunilla!"
    ~

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    1. Thank you! Don't know if the whooper was pleased or not, but it was very loud.

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  22. As I said earlier today....super post Gunilla.
    Thanks for sharing your link today!!

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    1. You're welcome, Anni! Thanks for hosting!

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  23. Great post...I so enjoyed all the wonderful photographs of all the animals. Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Thank you, Lee! Happy New Year to you too.

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  24. That swan looks like she has something to say! ha.

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    1. Thank you, Betsy! She had a lot to say. :-)

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  25. The sleeping owls are so cute with their streaked breasts and similar head poses. The swan seems to be laughing, and the antlers and cream neck on the reindeer are spectacular!

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! The antlers are brand new and still red from the blood of the skin recently peeled of them.

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  26. LOVE the close up of the Whooper Swan whoopin' it up! Awesome.

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  27. Wunderschöne Tierbilder. Es macht Freude sie anzuschauen.

    GlG Mathilda ♥

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  28. vackra djur var o en på sitt sätt :)

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  29. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. So glad to have time to visit your blog again. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you, Janice! Happy New Year to you too.

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  30. oohhh those owls, so doubly perfect!!

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  31. All great and wonderful images!

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  32. All amazing images but the reindeer captured my heart!

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    1. Thank you! The antlers of the reindeer are still red from the blood of the skin that covered them.

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  33. so many beautiful images... those owls are adorable. the swan seems to have a lot to say and that gazelle is precious. hoping the best for you and yours in 2015...

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    1. Thank you very much! A Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  34. Beautiful animals! Happy new year!

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  35. All different sounds and languages to greet 2015.

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    1. Thank you! A wonderful new year to you as well.

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  36. Dearest Gunilla; Wow; Marvelous collection of Critters, my friend♡♡♡ Especially, Love the owl and the swan as owl is supposed to be the animal brings fortune in Japan and I have enjoyed seeing swans since child in my city park :-)

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

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Miyako! I wish you a peaceful Sunday.

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  37. Lovely shots of the animals, my favorite is the Gazelle. :)

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    1. Thank you, Diane! The gazelle has pretty eyes.

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  38. What a nice collection of animals ! I love owls they have such funny faces !

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  39. Hello Gattina, I am late to wish you a beautiful and fulfilled 2015, but better late than never :) Your photographs are wonderful. It would thrill me to see any one of these critters in the wild. I hope they are somewhat happy in the zoo.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I'm sure they're well taken care of at least. I wish you a wonderful new year.

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  40. Gunilla, lovely critters. Thank you for your greetings. Wishing you and you family a great New Year filled with happiness and success. All the very best - Inge

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    1. Thank you very much, Inge! All the best to you and your family for 2015.

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  41. Oh wow these are awesome love them all!! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  42. That is very nice ! I love the Owls !

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  43. A great collection of critters Gunilla, they all look contented, must be well looked after

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  44. A fabulous collection of animal photos.
    I just adore those owls...so cute! :)

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  45. Just beautiful animals ! Gunilla, your shots are excellent !
    Have a nice week !

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    1. Thank you, Ela! Have a wonderful week.

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  46. Wonderful shots of the animals.

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