If you hadn’t gathered, it’s the nave (and mainly the ceiling) at Ely Cathedral. It’s been a few years since I last visited, it hasn’t changed much in the intervening years.

We visited the National Trust’s Wicken Fen this afternoon for a pleasant walk. It was very busy as the weather was quite lovely. Whilst I’ve taken this photograph before, it really is the number one subject at Wicken Fen…the highland cattle were hiding in the long grass and the ponies were miles away…we could just see them in the distance…but the weather was almost perfect, so that was all OK.

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Normans Mill is the oldest operational wind powered waterpump in the UK and is loacated on Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, about an hours drive from where we live in Essex. It’s a National Trust property and it always rather takes my breath away how expensive it is to visit these places!

So the Photographers Day at Linton Zoo arrived and what a scorcher it was. Now, you may think that a lovely hot sunny day is ideal for getting amongst the animals and getting some lovely pictures…well, it is better than if it was tipping it down with rain! However, all that sunshine casts some really tricky shadows which can really spoil a good picture.

Nevertheless, I went bonkers with the camera and came home with over 2,000 shots…the poor old camera will be warn out if I keep that rate of shooting up!

So here’s one shot that I was looking forward to taking – the Bearded Dragon. If you want to see more of the Linton Zoo shots you can visit my Flickr page.

Do you ever watch Monkey World? I must admit, I do enjoy the antics of all the chimps there, but I do have a soft spot for the Cotton Top Tamarin’s, so I was delighted to find some at Linton Zoo in Cambridgeshire.

Linton Zoo takes in rare and abandoned animals and gives them a new life, they also have a very successful rare animal breeding program here so it’s well worth a visit to help them support these rare animals.

I’ll be back in a month as I’m taking part in their photographers day where we can get behind the scenes and get closer access to the animals…I wonder if they’ll let me snuggle a lion?