weekly photo challenge: big

Blue Whale has the world’s biggest baby measuring about 3 tons and about 25 feet or 8 meters when born. An adult blue whale can weigh up to 200 tons and reach 100 meters long. Its heart is as large as a small car and a human baby can crawl through the blue whale’s main arteries. Click here for more amazing facts about blue whales.

baby blue whale

baby blue whale

baby blue whale

baby blue whale

Photos taken during a Big Blue Exhibition at the mall in partnership with the National Geographic Channel.

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my odd-eyed kittycat Star

Cat Purrday Friday Post:

Kittycat Star is an all-white odd-eyed furry little creature. She’s very playful but very loving in her own ways. Her bestfriend is my little doggie Kristina. Odd-eyed kitties are born with different colors of each eye i.e. one blue and one yellow, brown or green eye. I have read that odd-eyes are usually common with white cats but it may also be present with cats of any color.

And here she is, showing off at her favorite roost:

star

“I could see you mommy.. look, i’m up here!”

star

“This is my favorite spot mommy.. from here i could see the yard, i could see all the birdies visiting your garden.. and a while ago i saw a butterfly..  i could see the lizards from here too. I just love this spot.”

star

“Hey mommy, is my posing alright? I could be cuter you know..”

star

“What about this pose mommy? I won’t look at your camera, looking candid right?”

Now she’s showing off her beautiful face:

star

“Hey mom, i could hear the chirping of the birds, a lot of them.”

star

“But i’m kinda sleepy now.. i think i’m going to watch them later, i need some power catnap.”

star

“Mom, i am sleepy, when are we going to finish the photoshoot?”

star

“Okay mom, this is the last, after this shot i will be in la-la-land.”

CAT PURRDAY is a weekly (every Friday) cat post. It is not a photo challenge but it’s all about photo and story sharing of our beloved furries.

Happy posting and keep those purrs coming!

travel theme: animals

World Animal Day is celebrated each year every October 4th. It was first organized in Florence Italy by ecologists and the date was chosen because it is the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi the patron saint of all animals. However, these days it is celebrated by all animal lovers around the world regardless of background, nationality and beliefs.

This week’s travel theme by Ailsa of wheresmybackpack is Animals, in honor of World Animal Day. Animals are amazing creatures that live and co-exist among humans, as such they truly deserve to be given this much honor and respect.

Here’s my contribution for this week’s travel theme.

sealion

sealion

sealion

the sealion posing for the camera

Photos taken by hubby during one of his travels.

My favorite quote about animals:

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. 
Mahatma Gandhi

back view, front view

Cat Purrday Friday post:

Star’s back view

Star’s front view

One of Star’s favorite place is on top of the door. Not only she could get a good view of the birdies outside but she also has a good view of me. I always catch her blue and bronze eyes following my every move. Then she would continue watching the birdies again, or the neighbor’s cats, and even the butterflies flying around my garden.