Saturday, August 30, 2008

Camera Critters #21


When my family came to visit this summer, we enjoyed an afternoon at the Wetlands Institute. Among many other things we saw there, we visited Lois, happily swimming in her aquarium. Lois was named for the kind lady who donated her to the Institute. Here she is.


Here I am, doing what probably most people do when they visit her - putting my hand on the glass to attract her.


Here is my son-in-law, hamming it up with Lois.















And here is my grandson, looking as if he isn't too sure what to make of her.










If you'd like to see lots more critters, wild or domestic, please visit Misty at the Camera Critters site, here.

42 comments:

Gallicissa said...

Looks like Lois is quite friendly.
She looks very flexible.

Deborah Godin said...

I've heard that octopi are some of the most intelligent critters on the planet, so I'm sure Lois is responding, thinking, "Now there are three nice-looking humans" (I quite agree!) I love how, in the first shot, she's making a heart with one arm.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

and do you know how delicious they are??? (we love them in the summer in greece)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lois is lovely but I'm not sure I'd want an octopus named after me. LOL

Lapa37 said...

Wonderful shots Lois looks pretty big.Very good pictures.

Indrani said...

This is something scary yet not scary actually. :)
Happy swimming to Lois.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! Lois is a cutie. I think there maybe something between Mike and her. Just look at the way he is looking at her. Lisa

Teena in Toronto said...

Look at the size of that thing!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

ratmammy said...

wow, look at that!! they are always fun to watch.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wonderful photos. Lois is beautiful, as beauty in an octopus might be described. Her color is lovely. She doesn't seem to be the least bit offput by the presence of creatures larger than herself.

Rhea said...

Lois is awesome! I love the look on your grandson's face. hehe

Great photo! We don't see critters like Lois very much, so it's pretty exciting. Thanks!

And thanks for visiting me!

Daryl said...

What a neat post . is the wetlands institute out at the lighthouse in cape may?

:-Daryl

Sylvia K said...

Your photos are always great! And I love Lois! I sometimes hate to see animals confined, but on the other hand, I like knowing they are safe and will be around for others to enjoy. We are losing so many wonderful animals each day and that is another sad statement about the world today.

Singing Bear said...

What an amazing creature Lois is. I wonder what goes on in that beautiful mind.

fishing guy said...

Bobbie: What a cool little octopus.

Kelly said...

Bobbie,

You are so brave! I am so proud of you for touching it! I think that octopus (not sure how to make this a plural...octopusi (lol)...) are such interesting creatures and I could sit and watch them for hours, so I'm especially glad that were lucky enough to see Lois!

Kahshe Cottager said...

I have heard that they can get out of their tanks and move to other ones! Octopi are such fascinating creatures I think. I found a tiny one in a tidal pool once a number of years ago! You got some fun pictures to remember Lois by!

Have a wonderful weekend!
My Camera Critters Here and Here

People with Cameras said...

Very cool photos. They are such interesting creatures!

Hildegarde said...

Wow, Lois is great for Camera Critters and the photos are real good !!! an original entry.

i beati said...

That's probably the most social octopus I've ever met sandy

Tootie said...

I liked seeing Lois and your cute pictures.

onangelwings said...

How cool is that? Love it.

me ann my camera said...

Lois is lovely but the most sweetest of all is your little grandson. Wonderful family pictures.

Lily Hydrangea said...

so nice to see a lovely photo of you Bobbie. Your grandson is adorable & I love how they named Lois after the person who donated her!

Christy said...

Lois is very cool thing to see. Very nice pictures of her.

kenju said...

Handsome critters, Bobbie, especially you, your son-in-law and your grandson!!

Kay said...

This is such a fun post! Thank you for your advice on my blog about Hondas. We are leaning that way...

Aileni said...

I hav met up with them in the wild when diving in the Med. They are fascinating and very intelligent. People don't expect that of molluscs.

babooshka said...

Not sure I could touch it. Too rubbery. Great set of unusual images.

Gattina said...

After having typed the word "cute" for all critters I have seen so far, here I can type that she is a rather strange critter, lol !

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That octopus is quite the critter... I bet it gives very good hugs!
Your son-in-law is quite the character...
your grandson is adorable!!
Great post.
Mountain Retreat

Misty Dawn said...

Now THAT is really neat! I wanna meet Lois now!

Reader Wil said...

What a wonderful creature! I like aquariums! Your photos are beautiful!

Margaret Cloud said...

Wish we had places like this to visit, looks like you are having fun.

Dianne said...

Lois is a beauty. And I love the shots of the family.

Casdok said...

I wonder if Lois knows all the different reactions she inspires?!

Judy said...

Lois is a pretty creature. Great pictures of you and your son and your grandson is so cute.

storyteller said...

What a fun series of photos … reminding me it’s been too long since I’ve visited the Long Beach Aquarium here in Southern California. My Camera Critters post is up at Small Reflections (along with a bunch of other stuph) … featuring Molly and Ms. Kitty interacting … sort of.
Hugs and blessings,

Rambling Woods said...

Love Lois.I saw a program about how smart they are. Cute critter!!!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi bobbie, we used to get octopi on the boat when we were fishing and they really can be sticky fellows...nice photos as always.

AppleDebbie said...

Lois certainly looks like she's enjoying interacting with you and your family members! (Your son-in-law is quite a ham! Lol!)

Kathiesbirds said...

bobbie, Lois is amazing but I like the picture of you. Now I know what you look like! You have a nice smile and I am glad you got some family time!