The WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes, London, a paradise for wildlife photographers & budding tv presenters alike, this conservation area along with others dotted around the country was started by founder Sir Peter Scott (the son of Antarctic explorer Captain Scott) and was built with bringing the public closer to wildlife in mind. Walking around the vast wetlands makes you feel very tranquil and certainly at one with nature even though you are just a stones throw from Barnes town centre ~ you’d never know it!
I was there today for the last couple of hours and even thought the rain tried it’s best to put a dampener on it I managed to get a couple of snaps, particularly of the amazing Asian short-clawed otters! so playful these animals, just full of life and hardly stay still for a second! unlike the wise old Heron you can see perched on a fence in the photo below, how this guy stays still for such long periods of time I’ll never understand ~ maybe it’s some kinda yoga thing for birds! enjoy the photos and if you haven’t been I can throughly recommend the Wetland Centre.