Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits

I went to Featherdale to not look at the animals


As a part of my latest project for photography, I decided to take a trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park – and as I said it was not to look at the animals. I was there to look at Featherdale as part of the urban landscape. It was really interesting to walk around there without focusing on the beautiful animals there.

However, once I had finished doing what I needed to do for photography, I went back round especially to look at the animals, because lets face it, who wouldn’t want to spend time just wandering round when at a wildlife park.

These wallabies were playing – fighting and chasing each other around the enclosure. Looks like they have stopped for a chat!

Tawny Frogmouth

I love the Tawny Frogmouth. At Featherdale, they sit very tamely in an open area where you can get up quite close to them. This one kept his eye on me whilst I was taking his picture.

Don’t ask me what this goanna was up to!


The peacock put on quite a show for all the tourists.

I’ve never looked at the rear end of a peacock before

Everyone takes photos of the beautiful side of his tail – but not me! I was more fascinated to look at the way his tail feathers look from behind.

So, I did look at some animals, and I’ll go and visit again sometime, only I think I’ll take a sketch book next time rather than the camera.


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

4 thoughts on “I went to Featherdale to not look at the animals

  1. I love seeing the animals in different places (I’m in the US). Great photos, and I loved the rear of the peacock. It’s really quite beautiful in a more subtle way. Thanks for sharing these photos!

  2. So many potential paintings there – especially the peacock’s bum!! Sounds like you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing what ends up on your easel.



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