Selamat datang ke Melaka!
As part of my series on Melaka, my hometown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a historic city of the Straits of Malacca, I am sharing these photographs of the Malacca Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary.
TAMAN RAMA-RAMA & REPTILIA MELAKA
Malacca Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
First of all, I have to admit that my sole purpose of visiting this place was to photograph the butterflies. Secondly, I am not too keen on photographing reptiles. In fact, I sort of closed my eyes and ran past the snake collection area. I did brave myself enough to snap a few shots of the crocodiles, but one of them gave me a hungry look, so I walked hurriedly on. Hence, these photographs I am posting are only of pretty birds and butterflies, and harmless tortoises and koi. No snakes, my apologies.
At the entrance...
|Pretty Polly welcomes the visitors.|
90% of these photos are straight out of the camera (SOOC)...including the parrot images and the peacock. For the peahen, I had to pop her colour a little as she is rather a Plain Jane.
|Another Polly says hello. (No, she merely squawked )|
|He just wouldn't spread his wings for me...proud peacock!|
|Pouty Peahen is pretty proud too.|
|"Do you think we qualify for Mellow Yellow Monday? We are pretty yellow up-front!"|
|"Oh! She wants a snapshot of us? Why didn't she say so?"|
Let's go inside, explore the grounds...
|Reflections in the Koi Pond|
|The Asian Brown Tortoise...largest in Asia (grows up to 25 kg!)|
|I can't figure out the significance of the giant eggs...this leads to the butterfly sanctuary!|
THE BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY!!!
Stop me if keep on filling this post with the butterfly photos I took. I love them all...
However, I shall try my best to limit myself to publishing one of each variety...if I can. Oh, this is really hard for me.
|A shadow shot...a 12 o'clock shadow, to be precise!|
Alright, alright. I shall save some of the photographs for the next few write-ups on each individual species.
Mellow Yellow Monday