From the archives: Manchester Museum Vivarium
It’s another one of those weeks where the workload is sky high and the time to complete it seems relatively short, and so from myself at least there posts will mainly be from the archives. Today’s post features one of the galleries of the Manchester Museum – the Vivarium. Considering how close I work to this museum I really should visit more often. If you visit early in the morning it’s incredibly quiet and is a great time to watch the creatures up in the live gallery – the museum soon fills up at the weekends! The photos from this trip were from an Sunday morning shortly after opening, one of those mornings where I needed to get out of the house – going to photograph some amphibians and reptiles seemed like a good option – all taken with the Canon 450D and 50mm lens.
Tiny, tiny, tiny little frogs. Manchester Museum even has it’s own frog blog if you’re interested in what goes on in the live gallery.
As it was a Sunday, this snake was having a lie-in…either that or it was a bit shy.
And the iguana, one of the more active reptiles on my visit, it rarely stayed still for long enough for me to take this shot.
This creature however, was quite happy to pose for the camera.
I would highly reccomend a visit if you’re in the area. If reptiles aren’t really you’re thing there a good range of other galleries, some of my favourites being the Egyptology section, and the dinosaurs, rocks and mineral section – complete with a T-Rex called Stan.