Friday, July 29, 2011

Niue Sea Snakes





Everyday we are exploring two or more little bays/chasms/natural pools. Some are great to see tropical fish and coral, others are good for... snakes! They are poisonous, yes, but not really dangerous because they are not aggressive, so you can swim with them, and you know what? They are actually really really cute! Some popped their little heads up and I could see their eyes! Growing up in the mountains with vipers (in Italy), and now living in one of the few countries that doesn't have snakes (New Zealand), I never felt comfortable with these reptiles, but the Niue sea snakes are different :-). You can find out more about them here.






Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©

15 comments:

  1. Oh, I CAN'T believe I'm reading this from the girl who thinks places in OZ have too many snakes!!! Maybe I should join you - and my snake-phobia would disappear too ...

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  2. posso venire a trovarti???mamma mia che posti da sogno. Ciao Ale.

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  3. Beh, non ci saranno le cipolle di Tropea in Nuova Zelanda ma in compenso vivi in un posto da favola... Piacere di conoscerti e grazie per aver visitato il mio blog. Ciao, a presto

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  4. What a beautiful place!
    I don't like snakes even if there are marine ones. When I see them I am paralyzed!!!
    I hope to see this kind of place one day in my life!

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  5. God you have more balls than me Alessandra! I am terrified of snakes, totally terrified. Even of the non-venomous ones! I saw my first red-back spider today, equally as scary.

    Looks like you are having a fab time, enjoy the sun! xx emm

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  6. I am more scared of spiders than snakes. I think these snakes were more scared of me, and I am not that scary :-)

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  7. Che meraviglia, Alessandra! Le tue foto sono da sogno, fai sembrare bello perfino un serpente! Complimenti! Buone vacanze, allora!

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  8. I have missed all of your tropical posts!! Your images are stunning my friend..off to read them all!!!! Hugs for a great weekend. xoxoxo

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  9. è vero, non avrai le cipolle di tropea, ma tutto questo ben di dio, dove lo metti? luoghi fantastici, io non ho paura dei serpenti, ma il bagno insieme preferirei non farcelo...baci

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  10. Si questo e' un posto stupendo, ma Niue e' un paese indipendente, a 3 ore e mezo di volo dalla Nuova Zelanda. Tutti gli abitanti, circa mille, hanno il passaporto neozelandese, e ovviamente dipendono dalla Nuova Zelanda per molte cose quindi i rapporti fra i due e' notevole, e poi ci sono ventimila isolani che vivono in Nuova Zelanda, in particolare ad Auckland. 1000 sull'isola e 20.000 in Nuova Zelanda! La lingua sta morendo, con solo 3000 persone che la parlano. Se potremo cercheremo di aiutare Niue in questo modo, a produrre risorse e libri in lingua originale, cosi' il paradiso puo' continuare a parlare.

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  11. Che splendide fotografie di luoghi meravigliosi! Posso invidiarti un pochino? Un abbraccio, Chiara

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  12. Yes Priya, but not that scary, really!!!

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