Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sorry About That, Chief

...so says the famous Maxwell Smart.

Why am I saying sorry? Well, I didn't post last week. Shame on me. I was real busy. That's no excuse, however. so to make up for it, and because I have absolutely no writing news what-so-ever, here are some cute penguin pics I took at the latest family excursion.

These pics are of the penguins inside the Antarctica display at the Melbourne Aquarium, one of the best displays of wild animals I have ever seen. They have gone to great lengths to make the environment as close to nature as they can without hindering the viewing experience.





The top two pics feature the second largest penguin species, called the King Penguin. The third pic is of a Gento penguin, a rather energetic thing it was, too.

Did you know, Antartica is recorded as being the coldest place on Earth, the windiest place and the driest place (it received even less rain than the Sahara desert)? Amazing stuff.

Okay, until next week, cheerio!

3 comments:

Tierney O'Malley said...

I so love Penguins!We watched March of the Penguins in the theather and loved it. We also bought the DVD. Thanks for sharing, Mark.

Sierra Wolfe said...

Awwww, cute penguins! You gotta love em!

Interesting Antartica facts. Thanks for sharing. I would never have guessed it was so dry there.

Alisha Paige said...

Thanks for posting these adorable photos, Mark! My daughter, Annalisa just loves these little critters to death! She plays Club Penguin and every time she sees a stuffed penguin, I must buy it for her! She loved the photos!

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