Daily Archives: October 6, 2006

Friday Roundup

Trying to get a little organised around this place…

Tidied up the categories a little.

Tuesdays – Videoclip day!

Wednesdays – Useful info re getting your mosaic to Sandy. Things like Customs requirements, postage etc

Friday – the weekly roundup of what’s happening on the blog.

We’re getting bigger and bigger. We got hits this week and the search engines are starting to refer people to this site. Our best day so far came this week with 281 hits. How are people finding us? Well, lots of hits are coming via the OzMosaics site and also flickr. And if you stumbled onto us because you used a search engine, you probably were looking for info on the Wildlife Warriors wristband.
Top posts this week?

The Ray Martin interview with Terri Irwi 168
About the project – Sandy Robertson 53
WooHoo! Our first mosaic contribution… 49

On the photo front we’ve covered armadillos, baboons, jellyfish, cockatoos, butterflies and Sumatran tigers amongst others…

I’m still chortling over the photo of the baboons sitting on the convertible and the video of Steve Irwin on the Footy Show.

Have fun folks!

-Donna 

TORTOISE!!!!

TORTOISE!!!!, originally uploaded by Two years of travelling.

Giant tortoises are characteristic of certain reptilian tropical island wildlife. They occur (some species are now extinct) in such places as Madagascar, the Seychelles, Mauritius, Réunion, the Galápagos Islands, Sulawesi, Timor, Flores and Java, often reaching enormous size. However, giant tortoises also once lived on the mainland of Asia, as follows from fossil finds in the Siwalik Hills in India.

 

 

Santa Cruz – wild Galapagos tortoise, originally uploaded by Steve Makin.

These animals belong to the most ancient group of reptiles, appearing about 250 million years ago. In the Upper Cretaceous, 70 or 80 million years ago some already became gigantic and about 1 million years ago these reptiles reached the Galápagos Islands. Until 100,000 years ago most of the gigantic species began to disappear for unknown causes and only 250 years ago there were at least 20 species and subspecies in islands of the Indian Ocean and 14 or 15 species in the Galapagos Islands. From those, only one of the species of the Indian Ocean survives and 11 in Galápagos.

 

 

“Hey Baby, Come here oft…?” “Go Away Creep!”, originally uploaded by ARKNTINA.

They are commonly known as the world’s longest living animals, with an average lifespan of 177 years.

 

 

slow love, originally uploaded by KCA.

 

 

140894, originally uploaded by Andre Boffin.

 

 

Open Wide, originally uploaded by Picture Taker 2.