"Big and Tough"
One of the younger gators sunbathing.
Ever wonder what a starfish mouth looks like? It’s that terrifying bit right in the middle.
We have these at my local aquarium, and I always loved taking pictures of them. I was excited to see them at the aquarium in Boston too.
Took this just before we left the park for the afternoon. It rained earlier in the morning, and water still clung to most of the plants in the park.
"Coming Your Way"
The facility that offered airboat tours also had a program where one of the workers educated visitors on alligators and the everglades in general. They have captive gators on site, and visitors usually spend most of their time by the giant gator pens observing them.
The New England Aquarium has a whole room with nothing but jellyfish of all shapes and sizes. There’s one tank that has jellyfish smaller than the head of pin!
More flowers from Central Park.
My friend and I were walking down a path in Central Park when a French woman who was with a group of friends spotted this squirrel in the grass. She bent down and held out her hand, calling to it, not expecting the squirrel to actually run over and see if she had food. She let out this surprised noise and jumped back a few feet, at which point the squirrel realized she was bluffing about the food and scampered up a tree. Big city squirrels are much different from small town and country squirrels.
The Copperband Butterfly Fish is sometimes known as the Beaked Coral Fish. The spots on the end of their body work as false eyes.
I was surprised at the number of baby alligators that we saw. They kept on popping up left and right. We would have missed most of them if the guide hadn’t been pointing them out. This one swam right by our boat during one of our brief stops.