Local Safari

For Christmas this year, we decided to take a small trip instead of exchanging gifts. Over the Christmas Holiday, we went on a Local Safari about 100 miles southwest, at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, TX.

It was well worth the 3 hour, 9 mile drive through the 1800 acre park. We saw lots of deer like horned animals, an Ostrich, a Sandhill Crane, and Emu. The Rhino’s, Cheetahs, and Giraffes were contained in protected fencing. The center said there were Zebras out there as well, but we didn’t see any.

They have several different tours of the center. The behind the scenes tour was on my list, but Mother nature decided it was a good day for 35 degrees and misting rain.  With a 93 year old in the car we decided the self guided drive through would be best.

I did find it a little more difficult taking photos from inside the car than I originally thought, especially with my long zoom. Here are some of the better shots.

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Scimitar-Horned Oryx

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This guy came right up to the car and stuck his head in!

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Sandhill Crane

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Sandhill Crane

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Fallow Deer

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Look close and you can see Adolf’s Jeep

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It was too cold for these guys to be roaming

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European Red Deer

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White Tail

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White Rhino

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Do you have any food left?

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Wildebeest and calf below

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It was a fun trip. Many of these animals will come eat right out of your hand.

I am considering a photography workshop tour later in the year the center puts on. Some lens manufacturers send Professional photographers and lenses to try.

Until the next adventure!!


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