One Word Photo Challenge: Manatee

Visiting the Natural History Museum in South Kensington

Sorry no manatee, the only thing near to it are the otters living in a colony somewhere in our local river. This was the best I could do. On a visit to the Natural History Museum in South Kensington London with my two little boys we met this sea monster: a blue whale model with its skeleton behind it. This photo was taken in 1984 on a visit to my family in London. The little boy on the right became a father this year, and the big boy on the left is now over 47 years old. On the left their grandfather looks on, my dad who passed away two years ago at the age of 100.

Time goes quickly, too quickly. I heard that the skeleton of the blue whale has now been made a central piece in the new organisation of the museum.

One Word Photo Challenge: Manatee

5 thoughts on “One Word Photo Challenge: Manatee

  1. My mother liked manatees so one year we gifted her with an adopted one; his name was Wilber or Wilfred and she was sent a photo. I did come across it once, but lost it again. Too many files and a bad filing system.

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    • I had heard of them and new they were some sort of sea lion wannabe, but nevery really went into it in detail. I don’t think they have yet been found in Switzerland, perhaps in a zoo somewhere.

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  2. I’m pretty sure you will never see a manatee where you live! OR where we I live. These are large warm water mammals, probably related to seals and walruses. Many of them used to live in the inland waterways in Florida and sometimes, in the warmer places in the ocean. Very sweet creatures that seem to suffer from getting run down by boats.

    Nice whale!

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