Back from a full day out at Melbourne Zoo + Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Egyptian exhibition!
This is insane! Out from 9am – 11pm and at least 10 hours of non-stop walking has really taken its toll on me.
I'm maxed out tired to the bone now – resting while transferring photos and blogging this post.
Yeahyeah, I know I should probably hit the sack by now but being me, it is imperative that I blog an immediate snippet before the entire blogpost… because who knows, this might take another million years to be up LOL
I love my new prezzie! An adorable, furry, soft tigga hat to keep my head warm
So anyway! I was at the Melbourne Zoo in Royal Park for almost 5 hours; was impossible to cover every nook and cranny
I reckon it would be safe to say that almost the entire animal kingdom reside within the walls of that zoo
From the smallest of insects…..
…to the biggest of animals!
My whole afternoon was spent exploring the entire zoo hunting down the animals to take photos of.
I swear felt like Dora the Explorer LOL! But the fact that I'm lacking the binoculars and knapsack doesn't come in the way for I think I made up for it with a big-ass DSLR camera and a slingbag 😛 😛
And… the King of the Jungle! (yes, if you're wondering… I was THAT close to Simba here)
It was incredible, better than any zoo I've ever been! Melbourne Zoo is massive and the entire place was an extremely close-to-real-life makeshift rainforest dessert ocean underground grassland antartic tropics aviary all in one.
Unlike many *cough* places *cough* that my fellow Malaysians know….
There are certain zoos in particular who mistreat their animals, cooping them up in tiny cages with restricted space to exercise, not cleaning their already miserable cages and drugging them to ensure their benevolence during photo-opportunities.
Oh and yes, I know I owe everyone a photo of a kangaroo ever since I set foot in Australia
So… ta-daa! 😀 Here it is, shot in the zoo earlier today
Plenty more photos of the glorious (and even the unglorious, ugly, often overlooked) members of the animal kingdom to come! I did, as usual, took truckloads of photos.
And the most tedious part is filtering & batch processing them all. Bleh.
Headed to the Tutankhamun exhibition after that for another 3 hours!
On the right: a bag of Egyptian souvenirs I bought. On the left: a replica of Tutankhamun's skull
Verdict? It was magnificent and we were clearly in awe with everything they had to offer. Everyone was clearly enthused with the displays, footages, ancient relics, hieroglyphs, statues, fragile mummified skeletons, and the like. More to come, I promise!
If you're an avid lover of Egyptian civilization like I am, you'll be star struck.
And now do you still wonder why I had the Eye of Horus tattooed on my left wrist? 😉
Any idea when the full article will be posted? You know, for the people who can’t see the photos on a whim.
it will be up soon! Really, i’m in the process of drafting all pending blogposts.. don’t worry! 😀
omg so cute! i love the 2 butterflies photo n the lion. so sharp, great pix jess! can’t wait to see more ^^
hehe yeaaaa, they were reallyyy cute 😀 lol 2 butterflies having sex!
thanks a lot
whoa~~~ seems like an awesome outing you had! smile with envy 🙂
hehe yup, i did have an awesome outing!
was so fun… more to come! wait for it 🙂
u looked real cute in that hat
awwwww thanks! 😀 it’s soft and furry, i love it!
Planning a trip to Melbourne soon to visit relatives ^^ Definitely stopping by the zoo!
good on you!! 😀 yup, u have to drop by this zoo! Its better than Melbourne Aquarium anytime 🙂 u get to touch the animals n stuff hehe
FLUFFY! i so wanna touch <3
hehe 🙂 ohh u WILL hv a chance to touch if u go, fo sure! just like i did 🙂
whao …yr photo quality are as good as in national geography!!
The ‘busy’ butterflies may not hv time but simba and roo certainly are posing for you.
Great shots as usual jess!