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10 Wonderful Photographs of Awesome Cute Animals (Ahhh!)

Cute animals (and birds, not forgetting mammals) are the subject of today’s #FavFotoFriday post. Here we go –


Cute Koala

Cute of cuteness has to be the koala bear sleeping in the tree.  Those bears are cuteness personified. I shot the picture in a  zoo near Perth, Western Australia (WA). All of the photographs were taken on my travels using Canon cameras and lenses.

Baby Heffelant

Baby Heffelant 🙂

Next up  comes the picture of momma elephant with her baby in tow – taken in Kenya, East Africa. Please note the African female elephant does have tusks.

Cat Nap

Cat Nap

I couldn’t resist the snap of the cat perched on top of the car hood. It was taken at Seaside, near Destin on Florida’s Panhandle coast, an area I love. Seaside was the scene for the shooting of the movie The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey.



Next is the shot of the Cygnet, a young swan, taken at the back of my old home in England. There was a man-made river at the rear of my backyard that emptied into the River Thames at Hampton Court Palace built for King Henry V111 by Cardinal Wolseley.


Cock Robin

The robin was also captured in my backyard. I had been digging my garden in late winter. The freshly turned and partly frozen earth revealed some tasty insect snacks. The robin gratefully accepted my offerings. You can make out that he has a grub in his beak. I say “his” because the red breast is the male of the species.

The robin is a much-loved bird in England. There is a nursery rhyme Cock Robin named after it.  For the purpose of erudition, I reproduce the nursery rhyme below at the foot of this post.

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

The humpback whale was taken on a whale-watching cruise off Cape Cod. I was disappointed not to have witnessed a full breach!

Exotic Birds

Pelican and Parrots

The same zoo in WA as the koala bear was the scene of the pelican and the parrot photos. I love the pelican shooing away the duck! Don’t those parrots look grumpy? 🙂

Not so Cute


The ‘not so cute’ picture of the leopard had to be included.  The sighting of this magnificent big cat was the highlight of my safari in East Africa.

Monkey Business #FavFotoFriday
Monkey Business

Cute Monkey

The monkey tucking into the Pringles like crisps is also high on the cute list – monkey business indeed!

The FavFotoFriday series has now been running for a few weeks so maybe a good idea to give you some links to other posts in the series. You can view all my photos in those posts as well as here. Most of the photos displayed both on my blog and on Flickr were taken with my Canon camera and lenses.


You can view all of these photos and more on Flickr where you can also view EXIF details and those of my Canon equipment. [Disclosure: As an Associate I earn a small commission by referring you to the US Amazon store, but only if you buy as a result. There is no additional cost to you as an Amazon customer.]

Who killed Cock Robin?
I, said the Sparrow.
with my bow and arrow,
I killed Cock Robin.
Who saw him die?
I, said the Fly,
with my little eye,
I saw him die.
Who caught his blood?
I, said the Fish,
with my little dish,
I caught his blood.
Who’ll make the shroud?
I, said the Beetle,
with my thread and needle,
I’ll make the shroud.
Who’ll dig his grave?
I, said the Owl,
with my little trowel,
I’ll dig his grave.
Who’ll be the parson?
I, said the Rook,
with my little book,
I’ll be the parson.
Who’ll be the clerk?
I, said the Lark,
if it’s not in the dark,
I’ll be the clerk.
Who’ll carry the link?
I, said the Linnet,
I’ll fetch it in a minute,
I’ll carry the link.
Who’ll be chief mourner?
I, said the Dove,
I mourn for my love,
I’ll be chief mourner.
Who’ll carry the coffin?
I, said the Kite,
if it’s not through the night,
I’ll carry the coffin.
Who’ll bear the pall?
We, said the Wren,
both the cock and the hen,
We’ll bear the pall.
Who’ll sing a psalm?
I, said the Thrush,
as she sat on a bush,
I’ll sing a psalm.
Who’ll toll the bell?
I said the Bull,
because I can pull,
I’ll toll the bell.
All the birds of the air
fell a-sighing and a-sobbing,
when they heard the bell toll
for poor Cock Robin.

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