Butterflies and lizards

Today we went over to the Penang Butterfly Farm which was near the Penang National Park. The butterfly park was nice and we got to see all sorts of insects including a live Atlas moth that was probably 10 inches across. Below is a Malaysian leaf insect that mimics a leaf with nasty mold growing on it. It rests quite still during the day so it does not attract any birds.

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Afterwards we went for a hike in the park, and took the canopy tour, which was brief and we did not see anything up in the canopy, but it was fun.

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On the way back, we spotted a monitor lizard on the beach. This was no chameleon, or even iquana-sized reptile. It was 6 feet long and not particularly afraid of any of the people. It was munching on a dead fish on the shore.

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In the evening, we went out shopping, and in the mall, there was a 3d painting on the floor where you could snap a photo.

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