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... unsuccessfully taking pictures ...

it's about 08.30 am in kowloon hotel lobby. i read about vienna boys choir will perform tonight at hongkong cultural centre. cheapest ticket is HK$150 [still can do with my budget, my heart's whispering]. trisha [my new friend, from chicago, usa] is reading a novel, meanwhile the family: jack-susan-charlotte [england] just joined us.

suddenly, group of boys under 16 years old, are coming. one by one into a group. just across in my mind "oh, must be hard rock t-shirt as a dress code", since all of them are wearing hard rock's. seoul, tokyo, hongkong ...
then i think for moment, whenever an elder guy with a woman, 30s [can be the director, arranger and manager] standing in front of them, talking very seriously in germans plus giving every boys a paper, hand-writing and copied ... with codes #3, solo ... #1 overture ... #6 chorus [yes i can recognize since i'd got the same whenever join concerts in my violin class].
mon dieu! these boys .. must be the vienna boys choir. i want to take picture! but in the same time, tour guides from hongkong heritage just coming. announce something. then our group, pink dolphin tour. flora --the tour guide-- telling me "come on, our mini bus is ready in front of the lobby."
oh, hiks! i'd just missed a golden moment with the boys :(

i tell to trisha, "come on, we'll see the pinky ones pretty soon. bus is ready!" then inside the bus, i ask her about "do you know who are they, the boys who were sitting around me in the lobby?" and trisha's comment, "oh @rie, why you don't tell me earlier so we still have time to take pictures with them?" yeah, oh boy! flora just came in the wrong time!

but forget it. within next 45 minutes we're going to tung chung harbour in lantau island, change to a cruiser for 30 person [in maximum capacity] and sailing away to chek lap kok island and pearl river delta regions.

and there .... yes .... we found them! the beautiful pink dolphins :) oh babies, you're so lovely! and pretty difficult to be pictured!

just give up!

trisha is the first person who give up to take pictures of pink dolphins. "are you kidding!" is her answer everytime i ask her, "can you? you can or you can't?"
my pictures also seems the same [pretty far and can not capture the best shot of these dolphins], but at least charlotte and i are the person who like to stand-by with camera while watching the dolphins. meanwhile jack and susan are standing and give us direction "here, there ... on your back!" hahahaha. it's a nice half-day dolphins visit :)

about sousa chinensis

about pink dolphins themselves, they're known as white chinese dolphins or Sousa chinensis [species] and classified as hump-backed dolphin. with migratory from south africa, asia, south-east asia until australia. when they're babies, their skin colour are normal grey. but step by step in their adult period, skin colour changing into pink and pink. leave the grey as only spots, until becomes totally pinky dolphin.

in hongkong, pink dolphins can be found around pearl river delta regions. and counted as rare-endagered animal. the reclamation process around hongkong and hongkong island, the busy of fishermen boats and air traffic of the planes take-off and landing in chek lap kok airport can give impacts to their quantity. hoping they'll survive!

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  • In a nutshell:hoping the pink dolphins will survive in pearl river delta regions!
  • Last visit to Chek Lap Kok: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Nov 14, 2006
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    What a wonderful experience to see so many Pink Dolphins in the wild!

    • ukirsari's Profile Photo
      Jan 31, 2013 at 2:13 AM

      thank you. yes, it's a great experience, even the captain doesn't speak english. lovely to be there :)

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2006 at 9:48 AM

    dolphins in the Pearl River Delta is good news, hope the water condition is improving, despite the urbanisation ;-)))

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2006 at 8:09 AM

    A less travelled trip in Hong Kong. Very interesting... dolphins . Cheers, SL

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2006 at 7:55 AM

    may be I should go back to HongKong and see something I missed.

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2006 at 1:11 AM

    The plane ... love the plane, dagdag lieve Ari, groetjes uit Holland, Roy

  • h4pp1's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2006 at 2:42 AM

    great shoot, @rie......u'r d'best..... :-)

  • edachsund's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2006 at 11:24 PM

    gre8! u've been there even faster! Nice place eh...

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