Photo Essay of the Animals Of Turkey

Over the winter,  I have been scrambling around the countryside taking pictures of everything and anything including the animals of Turkey.My friends are quite used to me and while the locals raise their eyebrows in amazement, they will  just claim they don’t know that crazy English women that can take up to 400 pictures a day just to get the one picture that makes her happy. Thank god for digital cameras because if we were still in the old days of Kodak film, this would be costing me a fortune.

Anyway, this photo essay is dedicated to all animals that have the misfortune of having my zoom lens shoved in their face at the most unexpected moments.  I make a point of carrying a camera with me wherever I go, whether it is my normal point and shoot or my Fuji FinePix with a better zoom feature. Sometimes you can grab a photo when you least expect the opportunity to arise while other photos I have specifically gone looking for.

Thank you as well to all the photo blogs and forums that I have been following as I have picked up quite a few tips and I hope that readers can see that in the following photographs. If you are a keen photographer yourself, and know any useful hints and tips  about taking pictures of animals, then I would love to hear from you in the comment box.

Photos of animals in the country of Turkey

A pigeon I think!  Taken at a lakeside restaurant on the edge of Bafa lake

Birds Of Turkey

Call me crazy but I think this street cat enjoyed posing for the camera. Taken in Yalikavak

cats of Turkey

This poor duck was trying to get an afternoon siesta. Took in the village of Herakleia.

Ducks of Turkey

Keeping dogs as pets is quite unusual in Turkey. This lucky dog has the life of Riley

Dogs of Turkey

This poor tortoise just wanted to be left alone. The Tortoise

This rooster actually scared the hell out of me!

The Rooster!

Taken at Didyma Horse Safari

Horses of Turkey

Something actually went wrong in this picture. If not, there are super-size camels wandering around Turkey

Camels of Turkey

 See more photos from around the country of Turkey here…

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15 Responses

  1. Nancie

    Very nice shots!

  2. Hi Leslie, It is a muzzle and the owner put it on because it was camel wrestling time and all the males were on heat. You can read more about here.

  3. Great photos! Do you know what the camel has on its face in the last pic– is it a muzzle? I recently visited Jordan and Egypt but didn’t see any camels with that device. Hope it’s not being hurt! It doesn’t seem too happy…

  4. Great photos! Most of these I can see here except for the camel! 🙂

  5. Jason

    Nice pics. My favorite is the “Pigeon I think”.

  6. haha I think only we (the one with camera) will understand! wink*

  7. Mike

    Great shots! We miss Turkey!

  8. Great stuff Rob. Get in touch anytime 🙂

  9. Looks like I”m going to Rome first, before Turkey. That’s good because I need to pick your brain on an itinerary. 🙂

  10. @Turkeys for life – That rooster did scare me Julia. I just wanted to get the picture and then get out of there!

    @Pete – Thanks Pete. took me quite a few tries to get that one of the pigeon but was chuffed when it eventually turned out

    @Andrea. I am sure something went wrong when taking the picture as never remembered the camel being that big

    @Sarah – Glad you understand Sarah as I get some weird looks from my friends when I am on the 50th photo of the same subject!

    @Ayak – I would love to drop him Linda, your neighbours might never forgive me though! 🙂

  11. Ayak

    Great pics Natalie! Next time you are near Milas, you must drop in to my village. We have so many animals here..cows, sheep, goats, donkeys, chickens, storks, cats and dogs. You’ll have a field day!

  12. Wow, these are so beautiful. You know it’s so hard to take pictures of animal because they moved unexpectedly. But girl you did a great job. I totally understand what you mean by taking 400 pictures but just to get one beautiful one. When I take pictures of the cherry blossom, my fiance was like can you stop already. Didn’t you have enough? hahah anyways great post!

  13. Andrea

    Great shots! Wow – that camel is huge! Never seen one of those before…

  14. that is one mean looking rooster. And that camel is massive. Wow. My favorite here was the one of the pigeon. Cool angle and lighting.

  15. Turkey's For Life

    Great photos Natalie. I have a bit of an obsession with taking photos of cockerels and hens which I didn’t realise till a friend pointed it out. 🙂 I just like them. Yours looks a scary character!