shivered at vivid

A visit to Taronga Zoo Vivid last night was only for those who had already bought tickets and the ill advised. I’m not sure which group I fit into.

It was seriously cold with occasional drizzle. Still we braved the elements and enjoyed the show. As long as you kept moving and had warm clothing the unusually cold blast currently being experienced in Sydney wasn’t any bother.

The Vivid visual juggernaut is on until 15 June. It is amazing how much the face of a building can change when the Vivid moving animal and scenery show is projected onto the main entrance of Taronga Zoo. The first two photographs below are of the same building.

The range of colours and images are dazzling. The heritage building comes alive with flora and fauna in different coloured themes.

This year the story is about how humans are pressuring the animals on the planet.

One of the lanterns on display depicts a creature that is under serious pressure, the Southern Corroboree frog (last photo). Very few Australians have seen the delightful Corroboree frog in the wild as they exist only in a limited number of alpine locations and are endangered.

Vivid is currently on display at a number of locations in Sydney and the Taronga Zoo lanterns and multi-media projection lightshow is up there with the best of them.

The bilby is a shy nocturnal animal found in Australian deserts.

The bilby is a shy nocturnal animal found in Australian deserts.

see any critters?

see any critters?

damn bugs are everywhere

damn bugs are everywhere

Doesn’t have enough fur

Doesn’t have enough fur

A ribbiting lantern

A ribbiting lantern