08 January 2010

Photo Hunt - Bulky


The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is bulky. Being at a bit of a loss and not wanting to go for the obvious (one of my large fluffy male cats - see post below for one in all his glory!) here are some photos I took when the bones of the River Thames Whale were put on display at the Guardian visitor centre for a few days in January 2007.

Before it died - rescue attempts failed sadly - it weighed about seven tones and thus was bulky in life

34 comments:

ian said...

a whale in the Thames? what a sight that must have been... was it a regular denizen or did it wander into the inner waterways by mistake?

Carver said...

What a great idea for the theme. Sad the whale didn't make it. I've seen a beached whale at Nantucket, MA, U.S. and it's so sad to see those enormous animals when they can't be saved. Happy Weekend.

Annie said...

Cool shots of that big bulky whale and a great take on the theme. And Boris is adorable! Happy weekend.

Photo Cache said...

fantastic idea for the theme. they were bulky creatures.

happy weekend.

this week i am shaking it up a bit and posted my entry over at my other blog. here is the link:

http://ewok1993.wordpress.com

ian said...

oops didn't see the wiki link there that answered my Qs =0

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone. It is a shame it could not be saved

Claudia said...

Sad story but very interesting. Heartwarming that so many people tried to help.

Anya said...

Its a wonderful idea
you are very creative :-)

Have a relaxing weekend....
(@^.^@)

Ellee Seymour said...

I don't think you would have got that close to one in its original state!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Good one, James. A whale of an idea, in fact. (Yes, I know. Bad joke.)

jams o donnell said...

THanks Anya!

Definitely npt Ellee

Gah that's terible EG!

candi said...

What a clever take on the theme!
Happy weekend!

CherryPie said...

I think yours will be the most unique take on the theme :-)

YTSL said...

Hi jams --

I realise that whale would have been way bulkier in life but even after death, its bones surely aren't too be sneezed at in the bulkiness stakes! ;b

Kay Dennison said...

Yeah, bulky animals have bulky bones and so your choice is really quite good -- one night even call it inspired!

EastCoastLife said...

Wow, 7 tonnes! I cannot imagine the size of it.
Happy weekend, jams!

jmb said...

No kidding. Very bulky indeed. Even the skeleton is impressive.

Happy weekend Jams

life ramblings said...

i felt sorry for the bulky whale. great choice for the theme.

ipanema said...

coming from a whale...bulky indeed!
nice take on the theme.

happy weekend! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

EXCELLENT Jams!! I'm thinking that there will be a lot of 'bulky coats and sweaters' today, so yours if just perfect...and unique. I like it a lot.

You ask how cold is it here in South Texas?.....well, my answer [and bulky plumage of bird] is my Photo Hunt Post today. LOL

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Daisy said...

I'm sorry the whale did not make it. Maybe he was too bulky!?

Gosh, Boris sure has a deep orange coat; it's a beautiful color.

Marites said...

that's really sad that the whale didn't make it. I saw it on the news. That's a good take on the theme. happy weekend!

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow! That's a lot of weight to carry for a whale. Nice one Jams :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Well that makes my bulk seem teeninsy!

Teresa said...

I'd say whales are bulky!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Wow!! I'm off to read more about this, thanks for the link.

I goofed for Photo Hunters this week, and did "12" instead of "Bulky." :S Oops. But I decided to leave it up because it's appropriate for this week... and because I didn't want to spend an hour doing a different post! I hope you can visit.

http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-12/

Have a blessed New Year!
Mrs. Mecomber

Manang Kim said...

It's a whale wow!! I thought at first without reading it's some kind of a dinosaur. Thanks for sharing!

PhotoHunter:Bulky

marta said...

That is one bulky set of bones. Too bad it did not survive but at least they were able to put the bones to good educational purpose.

girasoli said...

Cool photos! Great take on the theme this week. I found this theme to be a tough one.

gengen said...

That is really interesting....

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Bull Rhino said...

How cool is that. Great take on the theme. I love all the different ways people can approach it.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Brita said...

What a great take on the theme. Really interesting