Saturday, 23 January 2016

SOPPY SUNDAY

While rescuing injured birds, the swan wrapped his neck around the rescuer's neck.

Usually swans are very territorial and don't like human company, but Richard Wiese experienced a moving and wonderful moment during a rescue operation executed with several of his friends from a foundation aiding and rescuing injured birds in England. This is how he describes this moment:

"I lifted him, gently pressed on his chest so that her felt confident and safe. After a few moments the swan stopped resisting and literally wrapped himself around my neck. I could feel his heart beating next to mine. I wanted to shut my eyes to enjoy the moment. It's a really wonderful feeling when you sense a true connection and natural trust. When an animal realises you mean him no harm."
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2. Antarctica 
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6. Botswana.
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10. Italy
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12. New Zealand.
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20. Melissani Cave, Greece.
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22. Falls of Clyde.
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26. Yeah, and what you gonna do about it, human?
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36 comments:

  1. Stunning set. Vibrancy and colour in some of these. Just stunning.

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    1. Thanks. I enjoy this time of the week! Love the pleasure this brings.

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  2. Antarctica, it's like a viaduct for the polar express.
    I love the ant, with the ball of water; thee first book I can remember reading was a book about ants, fascinating creatures.
    Otters, are just beautiful.

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    1. I thought it was Superman's ice palace :-)

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    2. Polar express, yes like that idea.

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    3. A viaduct suitable for an Emperor penguin, or the walls of his Imperial capital?

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    4. The emperor penguin's imperial capital, also known as Munguin's Towers.
      Just realized it's the wrong pole, for the polar express.

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    5. Ha ha... you can't win them all. yes... That's Munguin Towers!

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  3. Excellent selection of photo's. The Hippo, the panda and the Gorilla are my favourites.

    Gerry P

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    1. That gorilla is as cute as can be...

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  4. I think we had picture 3 last week. Some lovely ones there - my selfie in number 9, the owl and the kitty, the polar bears and wasn't that gorilla soooooo cute. And 2 orange people, to make up for none last week. Ah I love Sunday at MR

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    1. Ha ha... You can't keep a good proof reading down, even noticing the pictures. If I forget to delete the picture from the store, that can happen, because I see so many looking for good new ones...

      Sorry.

      Anyway, as you say at least we redeemed ourselves with two orangs this week. :)

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  5. 23 has an uncanny resemblance to Ed Milliband, although the wee orang-utan has more political sense.

    On waterfalls, if you ever get the chance, visit Canonteign Falls in Devon. There is an entrance fee but it is a stunning place. Also rather steep......

    zog

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    1. Now you mention it Zog...could be his double.

      Just had a look at the pictures of Canonteign Falls. Looks beautiful.

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    2. I thought we had to lay of the anthropomorphism. The cute Orang disnae look like the war criminal, any more than picture 1 bears a striking resemblance to any opposition spokesperson at Holyrood. So can we all cut it out?

      Saor Alba

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    3. Munguin says "no"! :)

      And now you come to mention it, Number 1.... No I won't say it

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  6. Wunderbar wie immer die junge mann.

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  7. Vielen Dank Marcia. Ich bin froh, dass sie Freude macht. Bitte entschuldigen Sie meine Schule Deutsch.

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  8. I look forward to Soppy Sunday Photos to lift my spirits.

    By the way in Washington DC Tian Tian the Panda was clearly loving the snow.

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    1. They having a rough time over there. Tian Tian is probably the only one who likes it.

      Glad you like the pics...

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  9. Another Sunday and another good lot of photies. Loved them all, is that a pup with a calf in number 19? Boy the Falls of Clyde will be running higher presently I would think. The kitten and the owlet are another couple you have to sigh over. I bet Panda Paws saw the Panda in the snow the other day it was having so much fun.

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  10. P.s. Anonymous is me, having so much fun with windows 10, Helena

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    1. Mind and turn off all the snooping software, Helena.

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    2. Ah the joys of Windows 10... Grrr.

      What snooping software Jim?

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    3. Helena...did you buy a new computer with Windows 10, or do the Update?

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    4. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-security/windows-10-snooping-on-its-users-is-this-true/01ffb7f8-0668-4d16-b732-07c5bd4bd2df

      That's not the link I was looking for, it's on my other tablet, when it's recharged I'll post it.

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    5. I'm sticking to Windows 7. SO much,.st----&* abl 0-- e ....... zeep....bloink.....wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..


      zog

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    6. Quite so, Zog. Quite so!!

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    7. Here's the link, as promised.

      bgr.com/2015/07/31/wkndows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/

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    8. wkndows is a typo. its windows not a k.

      New windows 10 lappy shipped friday, should be running end of this week. Will be heeding advice on link. But expect to be spied on anyways. Anyone who posts lots and is active in a political party must assume they are on the radar.

      Saor Alba

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    9. Yes, a typo. Saor Alba spotted it, I need a proofreader too.

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  11. Thanks for that, it is different and a tad wonderful.

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  12. Thanks Jim, Saor...

    Great to have.

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