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!”).
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
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.
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.