15 March 2013

A-N-T-A-R-C-T-I-C-A (los pinguinos)

This is going to be long.

First of all, in honor of the MANY cruise group trivia questions about what a collection of animals is called.... I have posted a giant list. Half of the other questions related to alcohol (Deb was pretty good at those.... sketchy...) so I'll leave that list off. But this has got me wondering... why do animals get all these crazy group names? I mean, it's not like rubber bands get a cool group name like "a clobber of rubber bands." And I'm pretty sure all annoying bugs come in "swarms." And what about all the groups not named here? Are they just... "groups?" How boring. Humans come in groups, pairs, crowds, and when they're really small, collections. ... Really, really small.

ANIMAL            GROUP (Collective Names) 

Antelope:        A herd of antelope
Ant:             A colony or An army of ants
Ape:             A shrewdness of apes
Baboons:         A troop of baboons
Bacteria:        A culture of bacteria
Badger:          A cete of badgers
Bass:            A shoal of bass
Bear:            A sleuth or sloth of bears
Beaver:          A colony of beavers
Bee:             A swarm, grist or hive of bees
Bird:            A flock, flight, congregation or volery of birds
Boar:            A sounder of boars
Buffalo:         A herd of buffalo
Buck:            A brace or clash of bucks
Caterpillar:     An army of caterpillars
Cat:             A clowder or clutter of cats
Cattle:          A herd or drove of cattle
Chicken:         A brood or peep of chickens
Chicks:          A clutch or chattering of chicks
Clam:            A bed of clams
Cobra:           A quiver of cobras
Cockroach:       An intrusion of cockroaches
Colt:            A rag of colts
Cow:             A kine of cows (twelve cows are A flink)
Coyote:          A band of coyote
Crane:           A sedge or siege of cranes
Crocodile:       A float of crocodiles
Crow:            A murder of crows
Cub:             A litter of cubs
Curlew:          A herd of curlews
Cur:             A cowardice of curs
Deer:            A herd of deer
Dog:             A pack of dogs
Donkey:          A herd or pace of asses
Dove:            A dule of doves
Duck:            A brace, paddling or team of ducks
Elephant:        A herd of elephants
Seal:            A pod of elephant seals
Elk:             A gang of elks
Emus:            A mob of emus
Ferret:          A business or flensing of ferrets
Finches:         A charm of finches
Fish:            A school, shoal, run, haul, catch of fish
Fly:             A swarm or business of flies
Fox:             A skulk or leash of foxes
Frog:            An army or colony of frogs
Geese:           A flock, gaggle or skein (in flight) of geese
Giraffe:         A tower of giraffes/giraffe
Gnat:            A cloud or horde of gnats
Goat:            A herd, tribe or trip goats
Goldfince:       A charm of goldfinches
Gorilla:         A band of gorillas
Goldfish:        A troubling of goldfish/goldfishes
Greyhound:       A leash of greyhounds
Hare:            A down or husk of hares
Hawk:            A cast or kettle of hawks
Hen:             A brood of hens
Heron:           A hedge of herons
Hippopotamus:    A bloat of hippopotamuses /hippopotami
Hog:             A drift, or parcel of hogs
Horse:           A team, pair or harras of horses
Hound:           A pack, mute or cry of hounds
Jellyfish:       A smack of jellyfish
Kangaroo:        A troop or mob of kangaroos
Kitten:          A kindle or litter of kittens
Lark:            An ascension or exaultation of larks
Leopard:         A leap (leep) of leopards
Lion:            A pride of lions
Locust:          A plague of locusts
Magpie:          A tiding of magpies
Mallard:         A sord of mallards
Mare:            A stud of mares
Marten:          A richness of martens
Mole:            A labour of moles
Monkey:          A troop of monkeys
Moose:           A herd of moose
Mouse:           A mischief of mice
Mule:            A barren or span of mules
Owls:            A parliament of owls
Otter:           A romp of otters
Oxen:            A yoke, drove, team or herd of oxen
Oyster:          A bed of oysters
Parrot:          A company of parrots
Partridge:       A covey of partridges
Peacock:         A muster, pride or ostentation of peacocks
Peep:            A litter of peeps
Penguin:         A colony,parcel or huddle of penguins
Pheasant:        A nest, nide (nye) or bouquet of pheasants
Pigeon:          A flock or flight of pigeons
Pig:             A litter of pigs
Plover:          A wing or congregation of plovers
Pony:            A string of ponies
Porpoise:        A pod of porpoises
Quail:           A covey or bevy of quail
Rabbit:          A nest of rabbits
Rat:             A pack or swarm of rats
Rattlesnake:     A rhumba of rattlesnakes
Raven:           An unkindness of ravens
Rhino:           A crash or herd of rhinos
Roebuck:         A bevy of roebucks
Rook:            A building or clamour of rooks
Seal:            A herd or pod of seals
Sheep:           A drove or flock of sheep
Snake:           A nest of snakes
Snipe:           A walk or wisp of snipe
Sparrow:         A host of sparrows
Squirrel:        A dray or scurry of squirrels
Starling:        A murmuration of starlings
Stork:           A mustering of storks
Swallow:         A flight of swallows
Swan:            A bevy, herd, lamentation or wedge of swans
Swift:           A flock of swifts
Swine:           A sounder or drift of swine
Teal:            A spring of teal
Tiger:           A swift or ambush of tigers
Toad:            A knot of toads
Trout:           A hover of trout
Turkey:          A rafter of turkeys
Turtledove:      A pitying or dule of turtledoves
Turtle:          A bale of turtles
Walrus:          A pod of walrus
Whale:           A school, gam or pod of whales
Viper:           A nest of vipers
Wolf:            A pack or route of wolves
Woodcock:        A fall of woodcocks
Woodpecker:      A descent of woodpeckers
Zebra:           A herd,zeal or dazzle of zebras


It should be noted as well, that the current song playing is "Another Race" by Eiffel 65, and I haven't changed it, which means that yes, it is 12:40 AM when I am writing this blog post.

Okay this has been a few weeks in the works. Sorry to everyone who's been waiting to see these pictures. There's a lot of work that goes into gathering, editing and posting pictures. Many hours of work, and I don't always have those hours. Because I was using a few different cameras, the pictures will not be completely in order, so please forgive that. I will label some of them for you, but here is a map of our trip:

I feel incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to South America, the Falkland Islands, the Fjords, and Antarctica. This was an amazing adventure that changed me, and changed my view on our Heavenly Father who planned and created this marvelous world. I know that he is a God of miracles and that he has a plan and purpose for every single creature and creation. His majesty in endless. I have a greater desire to see the corners and peoples of the Earth, and a huge respect for each of the Lord's creations.

This is a short film project about the Falkland Islands. (c) http://51degreessouth.com/

And on to the pictures!
All photography is property of Laurel C. Hulme (www.laurelch.com)


Friendly man in Montevideo

3 Albatrosses (I believe that pictured is the Southern Royal Albatross, or the Wandering Albatross--center--and on the bottom, I believe that is the Antipodean Albatross, although from it's coloring it could possibly be a Tristan Albatross, and I can't figure out what the top one is. I'm sure an expert would know better than I) 

Love lock fence - if you lock it on here, it has to last forever, right?

Avi being a Newsie, Montevideo, market

Sunsets from the bedroom


Ushuaia--THE END OF THE WORLD (city furthest South in the world!). I'm Vitruvian man!
my dreamland <3 td="">

Just climbing to take pictures... nbd.

Everything is bright and happy! :)

Cutest baby in the world? ummm...... yes.

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Puerto Chacabuco, etc. (there's our cruise ship)
My view from the gym :) :)

Hey I found a beach. I'm happy :)  Frutillar (German town outside Puerto Montt) - 3 volcanoes
Puerto Chacabuco... gorgeous

We found our Church in Chile!

Punta del Este
Buenos Aires
Hmmm.... Yeah... how far IS Zion?????
Cutest family ever!
Sisters :)
My beautiful family.
Fun in windows
Yes.... there are a lot of penguins here. (Falkland Islands)
Beautiful little creatures.
Gentoo Penguin.
Baby Gentoo.


Let's get out of here guys!!! Hittin' the waves :)

Blessed to be here. So few people in the history this world have actually been past the 51st parallel south, and to Antarctica.

A bunch of albatrosses following our ship
Falkland Islands

Humpback Whale

Leap! (penguin)

A ton of penguins swimming away from whales!

HEY I'm in Antarctica!!! Hey my Killers t-shirt is in Antarctica! Feel cool, Killers, feel cool.

I love my mommy :)


Teehee Avi's laughing because we found thistles to throw at Dad's hat. Hahaha they stick perfectly.


Hahaha let's go to Antarctica last minute!!

Chilean Fjords

BABY! "Hey, look down my throat! Ever looked down a penguin throat? Ha! Didn't think so. Look down my throat! Look at my feet!"

Sis. It was cold.

A break in the clouds.

My boys!!!

Falkland Islands

Penguins on an iceberg!

My new friends :) Fran, Lu and Car <3 br="">(from Argentina)

I love my family.