18 August 2005


My SO and I went to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium yesterday, and had a great time. (We have been going to many Zoos and such lately, it seems. Last week we went to the Woodland Park Zoo (lucky URL for them, huh?) and the Seattle Aquarium.) For both of those ones, she forgot her camera, but this time, we've got pictures! I don't really have a whole lot else to add, other than, hey, animals! (And that octopuses are my favorite, but this one had a tank that was way too small.)

Goats are awesome and adorable and they have weird pupils.  But you know what animal has really weird eyes?  The walrus!  They're all weird and red and bugged-out and everything!  And I don't think we got a picture, or at least not one that turned out, of a goat bugging a monkey.


Blogger CatsFive said...

Cool! I love aquariums. Sometimes, zoos not so much. It's not the animals, but I worry that people see the elephants and they figure, well, the elephants are doing fine, when they're actually getting poached and their natural habitats are disappearing. Maybe same with fish, actually, but I LOVE aquariums. I went to the big one in Boston and it was awesome.

6:12 PM, August 18, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Great pics... the first one of the seahorses is just gorgeous. (I LOVE seahorses)

6:18 PM, August 18, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

I think I actually do prefer aquariums; undersea critters tend to be weirder and more interesting to me. And, of course, I adore octopuses, and aquariums typically have those where zoos typically don't, so it's another point in their favor!

Luckily, most of the zoos around here (well, both I've been to; there's another in Issaquah we might go to soon, and I think when we go to Portland for a friend's wedding, we'll visit that zoo) are really into the harping-on-the-need-for-conservation (erm, is "harping" a good word to use? Because they do hit that point over and over but it's something I'd consider a Good Thing, and I think harping is typically bad/annoying...), which is good. (The Aquarium, on the other hand, is less on Conservation and more on "Hey! Pretty fish! Lookit!", which I guess is cool, too.)

Also, those photos were all taken by Aila (except for the ones of her, and also I think the closeup on the tiger was actually me; we both took tiger photos, but I had a better vantage point being taller), so yes! It's her skillz you're commending, so I'll pass that on..8)

And the funny thing is that while the Octis are my favorite, the Seahorses are her favorite, and the Seattle Aquarium had all their seahorse exhibit closed... but the Point Defiance one had a huge special Seahorse Exhibit which was _packed_ with Seahorses! So, she won on that one! (and they were some cool photos. They had one that was about the size of the diameter of a quarter. She took a photo of one of those, but I don't think it turned out so well. Unless it's actually there, and I just can't tell because it's all zoomed in and as such looking just like a regular seahorse!) But yeah -- she's got a pretty good eye for that sorta thing, framing shots and whatnot.

6:43 PM, August 18, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Hey, this was our second post to get comment spam! Congrats! :D

Hmmm... it seems any post from Anonymous that starts with a generic compliment about how good a blog this is, then includes a link, is spam. Take note, and delete when you see the whites of their eyes. 8)

8:49 PM, August 18, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

haha, yeah -- I wasn't 100% sure on that one, since that one at least had a little bit of content between the ads..8)

8:50 PM, August 18, 2005  

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