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The Conductor

This is a Little Pied Cormorant.  I found it swimming around the waterfront this morning.  It then jumped up onto the pontoon, quickly conducted the Messiah by Handel, did a little jig and then flew off (“hallelujah!”).

Cheeky Little Monkeys

Pygmy marmosets are the world smallest monkeys and are native to the Amazon Basin and rain-forests of South America.  An adult pygmy marmoset wouldn’t be any bigger than a small ball of wool. Here are images of mother (above) and child (below) peering through their enclosure to the Wellington Zoo Cafe (I bought a coffee … Continue reading

Fossil

Tuatara are amongst the most primitive living reptiles.  This image was captured at a reptile enclosure at the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).  I believe this is part of the University’s Reptile Conservation Research programme. This little fella was sunning itself under a red heat lamp.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

It watched us take an evening stroll on its beach.  I turned, camera in hand. Click. Hop hop. Gone. See more submissions for this weeks theme here.