Alligator Snapping Turtle

Saw this turtle leaning up against the glass. Wasn’t sure if it was real or just a prop. Watched him for several minutes for movement. Saw slight head movement and decided it was real. When I walked back by him later, he was indeed real, he moved to the back. lol Day 317/365.

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This Batfish was at the Florida Aquarium. They lie still as a rock.The Batfish has uniquely creepy pectoral and pelvic fins that let it ”walk” across the seafloor. Similar to anglerfishes, batfishes lure in small edibles like shrimp, worms and fish using a wriggle-ready appendage on their nose that acts just like a fishing rod.  Day 316/365.DSC_0102 (2)


This mother and baby orangutan were playing peek-a-boo. Mom would go up and baby would go under the log. It was so funny to see her under that blanket. There was another orangutan under a blanket there too. 🙂  Day 315/365.


Pelican Reflection

This picture has a few cool things about it (I think 😉 ). The most obvious is the reflection in the water. I also love the way the pelicans are looking at the turtle in front of them. Then as I was looking closer at the picture, I noticed the 2 smaller and a larger turtle behind the pelican on the right. At first glance the turtle head looks like a snake! Day 310/365.DSC_0099 (2)


This baby elephant and gazelle were playing. The elephant would wrap his trunk around the gazelle’s horns, then they would both turn their heads. It was so cute! Day 309/365.

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