Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

Sep 15.08.d258/w38
Botanisk Have & Museum at Københavns Universitet

I recently discovered the Botanisk Have & Museum (Botanical Gardens & Museum) at Copenhagen University. It’s a great place, with plenty to see. I had some fun with my camera. Here are a few of the photos I took while there:

Pretty Lawns

Lilly Pads and Flower in the Pond

Bee on a Flower

Interesting Pink Flowers

Friendly Duck

Pretty Wooded Pond

Duck in Pond

Big Greenhouse

Incidentally, my camera is amazing. I bought it this past summer specifically for my trip. The 6X digital zoom is wonderful, and it helps an extremely novice photographer (me) take decent photos with very little effort or knowledge of photographic principles. If you’re in the market for a point-and-shoot digital camera, I can highly recommend the Canon PowerShot A720 IS. I don’t know why Amazon lists it at over $300 because I bought it for $199 at my local camera store. I’m sure there are other places to find it cheaper as well. The only drawback is that it’s a bit bulky, but otherwise it’s a marvel of a camera!

Jun 20.08.d171/w25
The Kitten and the Crow

I once saw this story on TV, it’s one that I love! A crow took it upon herself to care for a tiny kitten (eventually named “Cassie”) in an older couple’s back yard. Every day, she would swoop down from the sky to feed the kitten, play with her, keep her out of the street and more. I’ll let you watch it for yourself.

The crow surely thought the kitten was one of her own, and mothering instincts kicked in. Prejudices just don’t exist in the animal world. Sure, many animals have natural predators, but there are always instances when the caring instinct takes over. I am a strong believer that you can be friends with anyone on this earth despite your differences if you met them under the right circumstances. This video is certainly evidence of that! As the vet says in the video:

“If you’re able to gain trust in someone or something, or each other, than anything is possible.”