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California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco [20140104|22:18]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Our second destination in Golden Gate Park, the Cal Academy, is a place known and loved deeply by [personal profile] emelbe. I felt privileged to be taken on a tour of it by someone who delights in every inch and every angle of a place as jammed full of wonders as this.


[Image of drifting jellyfish.]


[Image of skeleton of sharp-toothed animal with long tail.]


[Lizard says hello.]


[Image of small colourful bird perched on a red feeding bowl, with nearby bowls occupied by drunken butterflies.]


[Image of giant book of beautiful Audubon sketches. Only accessible to museum volunteers.]


[Image of frolicking penguins.]


[Image of pinned ladybirds of varying size and spot pattern.]


[Image of orange-clad museum volunteer handling matching orange corn snake.]


[Image of coiled snake.]


[Image of chameleon, giving chameleon equivalent of stinkeye.]

4/52: Darwin's Finches
[Image of Darwin's finches, preserved in jars.]


[Image of green seaweed and multicoloured upside-down jellyfish. Tentacle colour depends on which algae they host.]


[Image of people in front of a huge window, with backdrop of reef swarming with tropical fish.]

These photos were taken with a mixture of new dSLR, old dSLR and HTC One V phone camera. I would be interested to hear which shot[s] people like best, without necessarily knowing the medium!

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[User Picture]From: smallfurry
2014-01-12 02:44 (UTC)

What a cool place! Is pic #4 a Gouldian finch?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-01-12 09:20 (UTC)

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It's fantastic. I want to take the baby there!

I can't remember the finch's common name. I thought the Gouldian finches had purple breasts and yellow bellies? I think it may be a relative, though.
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