How could you not love this face? As much as I enjoyed taking photos of the gorgeous landscapes at Saddlerock Ranch, shooting the animals was definitely my favorite part. As I don’t know a gnu from an emu, I am not going to attempt to name all of the animals… I am sure they don’t care anyway, leaving such mundane and unimportant endeavours to us nit-picking humans.
I do know what a zebra looks like… if you are from England you know they are named after zebra crossings! Oy, we are getting some of those in my neighborhood… but that’s a story for another day. These guys (or gals, what do I know?) obviously went to modeling school to learn how to pose for the camera.
Yessssss, you are handsome… did you know that a zebra’s background color is black and the white stripes and tummies grow as additions?
What great expressions: we disdain you humans taking our pictures, but oh, wait, get our good side! These are llamas, am I right?
This guy is a work of art: a walking collage and still working on it.
Some of the horses and donkeys were wearing fly masks. The animals can see fine through the mesh. Some of the animals not wearing the masks had eyes full of flies. My guess is the flies liked the moisture.
Hmm, something looks interesting over there!
All the animals were eager to have their photos taken… seemed like it was the highlight of their day.
I loved their hairstyles. Who needs a perm?
These horses were getting their aerobic workouts for the day.
The whole bison family lined up for the family portrait. They know how they earn their living!
Mother and child bison… notice the family resemblance?
Somebody said “Look over there…”
These guys said this baby will be a piece of cake to rope because he doesn’t yet know what the lasso means… the joke was on them as they never did get the lasso on him. He had crawled through the fence from next door and eventually made it back all on his own.
Okay, okay… enough zebras already!!!!!! But they are so darn cute. Unlike their cousins the horses, zebras have never been domesticated.
Angelina Jolie who???
Nothing like a cool bath on a warm day… I could have jumped in with him and had a splash fight.
And so we say adieu to the Saddlerock animals. We also saw camels from the van, but not in the section we had access to this time.
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