If you are interested in endangered cats then you should visit Nordens Ark. It lies north of Gothenburg and it takes about an hour to drive there.
A visit at Nordens Ark
Nordens Ark is a zoological park in the Swedish province Bohuslän. They participate both in international and domestic conservation projects with endangered animals. It is situated at Åby fiord not far from the famous summer cities Lysekil and Kungshamn. It takes me just over an hour to drive there from Gothenburg.
Nordens Ark isn´t a big Zoological park, but it is one that I really like. I would recommend a visit if you are nearby. They also have a hotel where you can overnight and they arrange activities during the year. You can for example dine with the wolves.
Tom Svensson, a famous Swedish photographer, arrange workshops at Nordens Ark during the year. You then get the possibility to take photos of the animals out of the opening hours when the light tends to be better. I find it hard to get a good exposure in many circumstances during my visit. The light was hard and I can see that details have been lost in some of the photos. Even if I did exposure compensate for the harsh light.
This visit at Nordens Ark was really magnificent. I got many good photo opportunities. I think that I got a couple of nice photos of my favorite the Wolverine. Those photos might end up as a canvas.
It was nice to actually see a Red Panda move around, as they always tend to stay high up in the trees, and to stand just a few feet from a Eurasian Lynx that is looking straight into your eyes was spectacular. This was the first time I have ever seen this elusive predator. They are so well camouflaged so you really need to be lucky to see one even at a zoological park like Nordens Ark.
Photo Album: Nordens Ark 2013
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