Its lunch time at Blackpool Zoo for the Penguins, they however must be fast at downing the fish as the Seagulls are primed to swoop down from above and devour the lot. Is this survival of the fittest or just the most daring.
Having managed to fend off the Seagulls and devour their lunch the Penguins straight away set off on a post lunch swim around to pool. I guess the general rule of waiting an least an hour after eating before going for a swim doesn’t apply to penguins!
Just another normal day at the office. The giraffes seen here seem to be taking everything in their stride. As you can see they just do their own thing (chew, chew, chew) and are not bothered in the slightest by any of the human visitors to the viewing gallery within their house. If only we ourselves could be so relaxed and chilled.
A POV ride on the Blue Flyer Roller Coaster at Nickelodeon Land Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It runs for a length of 2293ft (299m) and reaches speeds of 40kph. The ride lasts about a minute and reaches a maximum elevation of 25ft (7.6m). Was previously known as the Zipper Dipper and Warburtons Milk Roll-A-Coaster.
Ankle Cam POV footage of the Avatar Airbender ride at Nickelodeon Land Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Prepare to get spun around 360 degrees whilst moving from side to side on a semi-circular vertically aligned track.
Hold on tight its the Infusion Roller Coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The ride runs for a length of 2260ft (690m) with a maximum speed of 80kph. One can pull up to 4.5G during the ride.
A POV video of what its like on the Infusion Roller Coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. This video should provide a slightly different POV than that seen in many other videos as the cameras POV is that of ones ankle.
An impressively rugged looking shark just swimming by in front of the camera. Listen for the comments from another visitor to the aquarium – woah – I’ve just seen the big daddy.
Lets move on to some rock climbing Lobster style.
Some Sharks and friends swimming around happily at Sea Life, Blackpool, UK. Can you identify the various sharks seen in this tank?
A family of Dwarf Mongoose cuddled together, now this is what one may call shared bodily warmth. Is this not the cutest family group you have ever scene. They typically live in groups of about a dozen plus individuals led by the parents. Everybody takes turns to forage for food and take care of the babies of the group, hence they being known as babysitters. It must be really cozy being right in the middle of that pile. In the second half of the video they become more far more active. How many can you count? http://www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk
Meeting Ronaldo the Macaw at Blackpool Zoo was certainly one of the highlights of the visit. They have some wonderfully colored plumage and weigh in at around 1200-1300 grams. Surprisingly they have a bite pressure far exceeding that of humans (approx 160lbs) on the order of 1000 lbs.
Some footage of a Ray happily swimming along and blending in very stealthy with the surface conditions at the bottom of the tank. Its amazing to see how well they are adapted to the environment, its often really difficult to event tell them apart from their surrounds.
Some footage of The Big One Roller Coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Also known as the Pepsi Max Big One. It has a height of 213ft (65m), and a drop of 205ft (62m). The track is 5497ft (1675m) or about one mile in length and can reach speeds of up to 74mph (119kph). Given the length of the track the ride lasts for a good duration of about three minutes.
Some footage of a Meerkat doing what it does best – standing on its hind legs and having a look around. It this case the Meerkat is having a look around its interior enclosure at Blackpool Zoo.
The Revolution Roller Coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach recorded doing one half of the ride. The ride begins by doing the 360 degree loop whilst being propelled forward and then does the ride in reverse. This is one of ten thrill rides at Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach.
The following is some footage of a Piranha staring out from his tank at Blackpool Aquarium looking at all all those tasty tourists passing by. Now this is a fish that knows its bits, bytes and nibbles!
For the first time since 1977 Elton John played a concert in Blackpool at the Tower Headland Arena (Saturday 16th June 2012). The intro act (2 cellos) began playing around 18:40 with Elton John arriving on stage at 19:00 and played through until about 20:55 at which time he informed the audience that the concert had to be cut short due to some really bad weather on the way. So you can witness just what the weather was like in the video below, recorded around 21:20. Yes, that’s four people you can see cycling along the promenade, I am sure they were well soaked by the time they got to higher ground. You will also see a few photos from the concert, along with the aftermath of the area being vacated by the 11,000 or so people who attended the event. Most people were well prepared for the weather conditions with water proof leggings, jackets, hats, gloves, boots, scarfs and the like. I recently heard that there are two seasons in the UK – Winter and July. As it was the middle of June when this concert was held, I think its safe to say that the season certainly seemed like winter.