I took a flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound which went for around 45 mins to an hour, a cruise across Milford Sound which went for around two hours and a return flight which went for around 45 minutes to an hour.
Stearic acid, a common surfactant obtained by saponification of animal fats and oils lights up under polarized light.
Some creatures have incredible stinging apparatus, makes me happier I am not at the end of that!
The teeth and claws on the lion are incredible.
Uluru is a sacred formation within the Northern Territory which is estimated to be some 500 million years old
Have a look at the sporophyll of Bracken under the microscope.
The cruise went for approximately two (2) hours across Milford Sound (piopiotahi) which is a fiord on the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. The sound is an incredible place which runs some 15mks inland from the Tasman Sea, is surrounded by sheer rock faces which are said to rise 1200 metres or more on each side (and also underwater), and has an incredible mean average rainfall of around 6,412mm making it one of the wettest inhabited places in New Zealand, and one of the wettest in the world.
Salicin is a chemical which is produced by the Salix Willow bark and functions as an anti-inflammatory agent in the human body. This chemical was the initial origin of aspirin and is chemically related to Aspirin. As a tongue twister, the IUPAC name for Salicin is (2R,3S,4S,5R,6S)-2-(Hydroxymethyl)-6-[2-(hydroxymethyl)phenoxy]oxane-3, 4,5-triol.
I thought I would share another of my favorite animal, the meerkat!
Looks like i was spotted by the Sulfur crested Cockatoo.
I went through my parents garden today looking for some flowers or something to photograph, and by coincidence this Flower Spider i think (Diaea evanida) was well camouflaged within the flowers and leaves, having shown itself I decided to instead get photos of the spider, who I must say was not at all afraid of…
The Meerkats are a family favorite at the Werribee Zoo, located right need the cafe (aptly named Meerkat Cafe).