Spring at RSPB Ham Wall, Somerset

RSPB Ham Wall, a wetland environment in the heart of the Somerset Levels, bursts into life at this time of the year, and at a recent trip I managed to capture a few of the current inhabitants.

The Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)

Birds of Prey at the Hawk Conservancy Trust

Spring at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Slimbridge in Gloucestershire is home to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s 120-acre waterbird reserve, boasting the world’s largest collection of swans, geese, and ducks.

 

Skeletons from the Natural History Museum

Whales: Beneath the Surface was the Natural History Museum’s latest exhibition, timed to coincide with the unveiling of the new entrance hall, where childhood favourite Dippy has been replaced by a blue whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling. It was open to the public from 14 July 2017 until 28 February 2018.

Pakicetus skeleton cast, Natural History Museum
Pakicetus skeleton cast, 50 million year old earliest ancestor of the whale, Natural History Museum

Dorudon skeleton, 40 million year old ancestor of the whale, Natural History Museum
Dorudon skeleton, 40 million year old ancestor of the whale, Natural History Museum

Bottlenose dolphin skeleton, Natural History Museum
Bottlenose dolphin skeleton, Natural History Museum

Fish skeleton, Natural History Museum
Fish skeleton, Natural History Museum

Whale baleen, Natural History Museum
Whale baleen used to filter feed, Natural History Museum