Rachel Oates

Youtuber, Photographer, Podcast Host

Sea Life London

After reading Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus and becoming fascinated with the animals, I decided to visit London’s Sea Life Centre just before Christmas to try and see one of the 8-armed-beauties for myself. Sadly little OctoBoy was hiding when I got there (I think I maybe caught side of his head smushed down in a tiny gap between rocks and the glass) but I got to meet plenty of other awesome animals that day! 

Chocolate Chip Starfish at Sea Life London - Rachel Oates

Baby Chocolate Chip Starfish at Sea Life London - Rachel Oates

Underside of a chocolate chip starfish (and baby!)

Rays

Penguin at Sea Life London - Rachel Oates

Poison Dart Frogs at Sea Life London - Rachel Oates

Lionfish at Sea Life London - Rachel Oates

The highlight, for me, were the jellyfish. I spent literally hours watching and photographing these guys!

Baby Jellyfish at Sea Life London - Rachel Oates

 

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Kyra

Kyra’s favourite part of any day is going to the park. She adores playing and running around and chasing her ball, so my favourite time to take photos of her is when she’s playing – you can always just see the pure joy and excitement on her face!

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra the Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Look how gorgeous this girl is when she’s happy! Ok, she’s always gorgeous but especially when she’s happy and having fun.

She’s especially cute when she jumps up in the air to try and catch her ball – she would do ANYTHING for her ball. She loves it!

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Sometimes Kyra will chase the ball for so long that she gets tired but she won’t know when to stop, so we have to get her to calm down and tell her to catch her breathe for a couple of minutes. And then she gives us this face, like ‘pleaseeeeee throw the ball again!’

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

And then she’s back to running again!

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Isn’t she just an absolute princess?!

If you want to see more of Kyra you can follow her Instagram account @KyraTheStaffy.

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About Me

 

Rachel Oates - Youtuber

Youtuber. Photographer.

Co-Host of The Here and How Podcast.

Lover of Books, Dogs, Fashion, Painting, Science & Stuffed Animals. Social Media Addict. Always up for a giggle.

Based in London, UK.

Dog-Mummy to Kyra.

 

All (and only) social media accounts, etc. officially run by me are as follows: 

Facebook (page) – I keep my Facebook profile private for just family and close friends. 

Twitter

Instagram (me)

Instagram (Kyra) 

Youtube 

GoodReads 

Pinterest 

LinkedIn 

Patreon 

Contact Email: enquiries@racheloatesphotography.co.uk