Here are some of the pictures from spring break. I kept forgetting my camera(I’m used to having my purse all the time, so when I left my purse in the car so I didn’t have to lug it around, I forgot there are actually things I need in there.), so some of the good ones are on my mom’s camera. These pictures aren’t all I took, but they, to me, are the most interesting, prettiest or most unique. I hope you enjoy them.
This is actually an amazing picture when I consider that I was blinded by the sun when taking it. My eyes burned for an hour after this. I’ll also say that while I was taking this picture, some snobby local was making a snide comment about how ‘silly tourists were taking pictures of everything’. I will tell you that I was on vacation and I can take pictures of whatever I want. I will also advise that you do the same and if your that local then I will say that if you don’t like us annoying tourists then don’t go to tourist attractions.
I was still blinded, so this is a pretty good picture I think. This place was our first official stop on our tour. I laid down on a bench to get these pictures. It was kind of awkward, but I like the turnout.
I took this picture at the top. It was super foggy and amazing. That is of the baseball field (I’m not sure which one).
I am no way, shape or form a professional photographer. I’m pretty sure I’m not even good enough to be called a photography, however I do love to take pictures, good or not. I happen to love the sky line in this photo, but I took it people of all the people in what I think is the downtown. They look like ants; ants that are preparing for what I think is a 5k.
I love this picture too. And it seems the ants are doing their 5k.
Is is one of the last things we did, so I’m not sure how it ended up in this order, but oh well. The Rocky Mountains are my favorite mountains by far, but these are pretty amazing too.
Nature is so amazing isn’t it?
This was at Clingman’s Dome in North Carolina which is the highest peak. It was pretty amazing.
I could go on and on about how much I love the mountains, but I think it would get annoying, so I’m just going to sit here quietly.
This was taken from the aerial tram that my dad and I went on. It took us to the top of one of the Smoky Mountain peaks. It was a mall with an ice skating rink, a petting zoo, some shops and restaurants. It was pretty cool.
This is at the highest point on the aerial tram. That is Gatlinburg. Have I mentioned how much I love the mountains?
This is a picture of a cute little penguin. I had to take 500 of these pictures just to get this decent one. Those things are fast. I hope that lady in the reflection doesn’t mind being on this blog.
These are shark eggs. The tank was dark and only the eggs were lit up. It was hard to get a decent picture, but I still thought they were nifty.
This was an octopus. It was hiding, so I didn’t get a good picture of it either. Although I find octopi and squid somewhat scary, I would have loved to see it.
The same octopus.
Jelly fish. I think jelly fish are amazing.
This is a lionfish. It’s poison is delivered through it’s 18 dorsal fins.
This is a sawfish. It was rather large and there was a lot of them. I was rather surprised that they didn’t eat each other.
Yellowtail Snapper. They eat plankton, shrimp, crab constantly. I think they’re cute.
This is a leafy sea dragon. These are super cool. They just float around. Not swimming, they hardly move, they just floating. Just like sea horses, the males carry the babies.
These are Spotted Garden Eels. The tips of their tail are pointed, so they can burrow holes. They just move up and down, but they never really leave their hole.
Cheetahs! I love small cats and I love large cats. These cats remind me of Cheerio. He’s shaped just like them and I’m sure he could beat them in a race. But I think he’s better because I know he won’t eat me. These sure are pretty though.
Penguins! This photo shoot when a lot better than the last one. They posed and everything.
An electric eel. They had a speaker set up above the tank and you could hear the electricity. It was awesome.
This is a Komodo Dragon. These things are ancient. I did a report on these once and the fantasy dragons could have been inspired by these dragons.
This is a Philippine Sailfin Dragon. If they weren’t living a zoo they would be living in a tropical forest. Their species is being threatened by habitat destruction. I thought it was cute eating it’s little vegetation.
This is a Reticulated Python. The word ‘reticulatus’ means ‘net like’ and refers to it’s patterns. I love snakes. I love holding them. There’s nothing else like it. I would have a non-threatening (not one that would suffocate me and a non-poisonous. I think they’re awesome, but I also respect them and think they’re better off in the wild.) one if it didn’t mean I would be homeless.
This is a crocodile monitor. This guy kind of caught me off guard. He was kind of gross, but equally cool. As a general rule, I love reptiles, but I don’t I’ve ever seen one like this. I sure would hate to wake up and find it in my bed.
This is a hippopotamus. I’m not going to lie, I thought it was adorable, but again I would hate to wake up and find it in my bed. Mostly because I have a rather small bed and that would mean that it was squashing me…to death…but still.
The hippopotamus before it got into the water. I tried to get it before, but it went to fast. I think it was shy. These things can be up to 5,000 to 8,000 pounds. Hippopotamus is greek for ‘river horse.’
This is a cute little panda. It was chomping on some bamboo. It was adorable, I must admit. Gosh, it was just so darn cute.
This is a giraffe. He was just sitting, posing for me. This is my mom’s favorite animal. They have a 21 inch long tongue.
The bald eagle. Eagles are my favorite animals besides turtles and when I say turtles I mean tortoises, sea turtles, and just all kinds of turtles. It was on the Endangered Species list until 2007, but it is still protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
These are orangutans. I never knew it, but they have the weirdest eyes. They are like an orangish-brown and they’re is something quite striking about them. It’s hard to explain, but a neat little experience.
Unfortunately my camera started to die at the zoo, so it missed the rest of the animals. What kind of idiot doesn’t charge their camera before going to the zoo? Well, I don’t. I didn’t bring my charger either. The battery gained enough energy to take these last two pictures. This is graceland. This picture doesn’t do justice because this is just a small fraction of everything on the property, but here is a taste anyways. His house was pretty cool.
This is a picture of his piano and living room (I think). Elvis sounds like a really nice guy and learning all about him was an experience I didn’t think I’d really appreciate, but I’m glad we went.