An intrepid harvest mouse climbs up a spring blossom to a wise elderly owl on the prowl amid a field of lovely buttercups.
With these photos of animals enjoying British blossoms, wildlife photographer Richard Austin, the author of two books about his encounters while working with all species great and small, has caught nature in all its splendor.
- On a farm in Devon, a piglet nestles amongst rose blossoms.
2. A pair of ducklings frolic amid the spring flowers, quacking snowdrops.
3. These aren’t bananas! A gorilla at Paignton Zoo sniffs a bunch of roses
4. A fox youngster peeks out from under a clump of daffodils, revealing a clever hiding spot.
5. This lamb enjoys the scent of daffodils and is not to be sniffed at.
6. Hello there, petal! A daffodil being sweet-talked by a meerkat.
7. Who do you think you’re calling an ugly duckling? These feathered companions seek refuge amid the buttercups.
8. Danger mouse: A daring harvest mouse scales a bloom
9. Eye say: A cheeky week from a wise old bird
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