Friday, September 07, 2007

pics all out of order...i have 3 mins 52 seconds...






i like these little buggers.




this restaurant needs to hire a new ad agency...the ants just don't work for us




can you spot the kuala? did you know that they are not kuala bears, they are just kualas which mean "don't drink"...which must be an awful awful thing...and ippoc who is hovering tells me they are not spelled kuala...oh well, now they are



and the KOALA with the baby was so dang cute...














koala paparazzi...not so cute...but we are in there too




and we would have taken pics of the little penguins too but that was not allowed. we went on the penguin plus tour and got to sit on a private platform out by the beach until the sunset. it was very cold and we were all huddled waiting for them to appear out of the water. they wait until darkness and band together in a little groups for protection. they are the smallest penguins in the world at a foot high. there can be hundreds. and they are so wiped from all their fishing and feeding and penguin swimming that they waddle along the sand and trampled grass (from their endless commutes) to their burrows that some just fall flat on their penguin faces. then they get right up and waddle some more.

8 comments:

lauren said...

no pictures of penguins? is it illegal?

and did you know that it's the women penguins who waddle off to get the food and do all the swimmin' while the men folk watch the eggs.

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Pandas love penguins and koalas.

What did the ant place serve?

Velo Bella said...

I do that when I come home from work sometimes too

marscat said...

pics of the penguins are not allowed.the flashes disturb them...signs everywhere but yet some bozos still do it and get pounced on by the rangers!

not sure what the ant place serves but it was weird...

those little penguins were so wiped...we definitely were rooting for the little face planter to catch up...

Ippoc Amic said...

and the men folk prepare the burrow too, to make it nice and pretty for the women folk...did you know a group of penguins in the water have a special name and when they come on land, they have another name. the name for a bunch a penguins walking on the land is called a "waddle"...how fitting...

Denise said...

Great pics...

PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

Better not flash the penguins, then.

What are they called in the water, a flock? A gaggle? A vanderhoot?

marscat said...

a raft!