Thursday, November 25, 2010

Honeymoon Recaps - The Wildlife

I don't think I have ever been to a place that had as much free-running wildlife as the Maldives! There were birds and reptiles and of course water creatures. So I thought it only fitting to give them some attention here, since both Mr. Milk and I gave them a ton of attention while we were there (what can I say, we are both animal lovers). 

This grey heron really got around! We saw him everywhere. And every evening he would fly off, not sure where he was heading, but sure enough the next day he was back on the beach.

I fell in love with these little guys! They were just so adorable shuffling around in the sand, ducking their heads in their shell whenever you would walk past.

Now these ghost crabs were amazing. They would come out at dusk and spend the entire night digging holes in the sand in search for food. 

It took a whole lot of patience and standing still in order to get some pics. 

We were even able to capture some video of them but Mr. Milk accidentally deleted it :(

Stingrays were everywhere.

As you can see, this little guys (it was a baby stingray) was right along the shore. His eyes are even popping out of the water here. 

Here's a bigger one, further into the water.

What you can see hanging onto the tree is a fruit bat! Those things are huge! It looks like a medium sized bird with bat-wings. 

Here you can see it in mid-flight. 

And these guys were by far my favorite. I small family of birds that hung around our villa every day. We felt like we had adopted them.

I love this photo. The mommy bird is feeding the chicks some coconut. 

There was a bunch more underwater wildlife that we saw while we were snorkeling, but unfortunately we didn't have an underwater camera to capture it all. But as one of the hotel staff said, you could see the entire cast of Finding Nemo in there!

11 fabulous blogger's comments:

(soon to be) Mrs. G said...

Thats is SO cool! What a nice treat!

NuFlaiir - Planning a Destination Wedding said...

That place is fantastic.

Have a great Thanksgiving.


Bicoastal Bride said...

How awesome! During our honeymoon in Hawaii, there were wild chickens running around everywhere. I had never seen wild hens like that before!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Very cool pictures - gotta appreciate wildlife!

Morgan said...

You guys saw so many cute animals! Seeing the local wildlife is one of my favorite things about traveling!

Ghenet said...

Aww, so cute! I love your pics :)

Luna said...

great pics. i love animals too.

Sara said...

you have so many great photos! :-)

honey my heart said...

you captured nature so beautifully!

Giovanna said...

great photos! i love the one of the bird feeding its baby.

Nicole-Lynn said...

It's so beautiful there! Loving all the pictures!