Day 194: Monterey, CA (Aquarium)

by John Nelson July. 13, 2010 3744 views

Monterey Bay Aquarium [montereybayaquarium.org] is a great aquarium right on the bay. I love aquarium photography because I find is challenging due to the lighting conditions. I can't say that these are as successful as I'd like, but they turned out good enough.

The sea otters were my favorite! They are huge! They spent their time banging these tubes on the wall trying to free up the frozen fish inside them. Like a kong toy for dogs. It was hilarious to watch!

They also had a huge exhibit showcasing the different types of seahorses around the world. The leafy dragon seahorse is crazy looking!

Sea Otter

Seat Otter

This sea otter was banging the plastic tube against the wall trying to free frozen fish from inside it. Very comical to watch!

The penguins enjoyed people watching as much as the people enjoyed penguin watching.

Jellyfish. Forgot the type. Let's just call them “big stinking jellyfish”

Small jellyfish

Shark

Hammerhead Shark

Seahorse. Forgot the type.

Seahorse

Leafy Dragon Seahorse

Scuttlefish

Eel. Dude is CREEPY!

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Kelly Lamaster 10 years, 11 months ago

This entire set is amazing, but the jellyfish in #5 are REALLY spectacular. Great job shooting all the colors and such in the aquarium! That's not easy!

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Lucinda 10 years, 11 months ago

It's almost as if you captured these under water. Wow, stunning set. I like the underwater shots. Very well done.

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Andrea 10 years, 11 months ago

Woooow, awesome set!

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Brenda Nelson 10 years, 11 months ago

"Cuttlefish". Fantastic captures, John. I got some of these, but your shots are perfect, compared to mine!! Great clarity and color in low light.

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Teo 10 years, 11 months ago

wonderful set!

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Kaitlyn 10 years, 11 months ago

WOW!!!! These are fantastic. Love this set.

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Scott 10 years, 11 months ago

Great stuff. Sea Otters are probably my most favorite animals on the planet.

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Goldbrandi 10 years, 11 months ago

Hi!

Nice shots! :))

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Becky Brannon 10 years, 11 months ago

Fun shots of the otters! the jellyfish hot is very beautiful!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Camelia 10 years, 11 months ago

OMG!!! Gorgeous!

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