Sunday, February 25, 2007

A Grand Day Out

6 a.m. this morning saw us reluctantly get out of bed as DD was swimming in Leeds & we had to be there for 8 a.m. She's missed nearly two weeks training so didn't do as well as she'd hoped but we left the pool by 10 so were determined to make a better day of it. Tropical World was a short drive away & we had a great time.

We didn't see as many butterflies as we have done previously but maybe it's the wrong time of year:

brown butterfly

butterfly feeding
Leaf butterfly feeding

white koi carp
White Koi Carp

Koi Carp
Koi Carp

marble teal duck
Marble Teal Duck

Red eared Terrapins
Red eared Terrapins sunbathing

tropical flower
Tropical red flower

bearded dragon
Bearded dragon

Stripey Grass Mouse
Stripey Grass Mouse

little bird

tropical flowers
Tropical yellow flowers

blue & yellow macaw
Blue & Yellow Macaw

Green Igunana
Green Igunana

This Piranha looked as if it'd been rolling in gold glitter:

Red Bellied Piranha
Red Bellied Piranha

Ring Tailed Lemur
Ring Tailed Lemur washing hands after eating a piece of apple

My favourite photo of all but I don't know what type of fish it is - if you do please let me know:

tropical fish
unknown fish


Susan said...

Nice pics! I'll go out on a limb and suggest a wrasse for the mystery fish. Maybe a small (though the size of your fish is not obvious) humphead wrasse.

modelwidow said...

No idea about the fish I`m afraid but the stripy mouse is adorable !

Kayleen said...

My goodness you take wonderful photos. May I ask what type of camera you use? I would love to be able to take better photos.

Houston, TX

Put a Sock in it said...

Fabulous photos! They'd be perfect for scrapbook layouts.

I particularly love the fishies, though I've no idea what your mystery swimmer is.

blueadt said...

Kayleen - I'm not the photographer my DH is. He uses a Fuji s2 pro camera and a Nikon VR 70-200 f2.8 lens

Thanks for all the comments, I'm making sure he sees them :-)

RoxyKnits said...

Oh I just love the iguana and the bearded dragon......looks like a fabulous place ;)

Laughingrat said...

Wow, the little bird and the lemur are especially great, but the stripey grass mouse steals my heart. Beautiful little creature!