What Frustrated Scuba Divers Do....

A few photos taken at the New Jersey State Aquarium in Camden, now apparently called “Adventure Aquarium”. After an extensive renovation and expansion, they have some really amazing displays. These are a few of my not too awful fish shots - lousy lighting and thick scratched acrylic was making me appreciate how much easier it is in the ocean. I need to go diving! Sigh.

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They head to the nearest aquarium to hang out with a few of their friends, of course!

This little guy is a french grunt, native to the Caribbean.

Moorish Idol, an Indo-Pacific fish.

An Indo-Pacific species of Angelfish.

This cute little guy is called a ribbon eel. He too is native to Indonesion-Pacific Ocean waters.

Yep, it's Nemo. Or more accurately, this little guy is a common clownfish.

One of my favorite species, this is a gray angelfish, indigenous to the Caribbean. The faint white bars he's showing are evidence that he's not yet full grown.

A Caribbean Reef Lobster in a typical pose.

Best enlarged to see just how bizarre looking these guys are.

A cowfish, also Caribbean.

Loved this guy's expression! He looks like he was quite surprised to see me taking his picture.

No exaggeration or photoshopping, these crazy fish really are iron shaped and flat on the bottom. I find them absolutely fascinating, but I am a fish geek after all!

Another favorite Caribbean species, this is a four-eye butterflyfish.

An Indo-Pacific species of tang.

Can't recall off the top of my head what these cute little guys are called, and it's late and I'm too lazy to go look it up, but they're indigenous to the Indo-Pacific oceans also.

Another species of clownfish.

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    • # Jacki

      Nicely done! We had a wonderful time at the aquarium in Hawaii, I hadn't been to one for years. And you're right about the little guy in 10's expression... cute!

      2008.11.20 Reply Cancel

    • # K

      Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! I love aquariums so useless to say that I love those shots

      2008.11.20 Reply Cancel

    • # Gillian

      Wonderful coloured fish, and also the lobster in #8. These shots dont look like they've been taken through glass (no reflections etc)

      2008.11.20 Reply Cancel

    • # Tom

      Even though its thru glass I think they still turned out really well, looking forward to a real dive shot when that happens :)

      2008.11.20 Reply Cancel

    • # Laura

      I knew I had seen all these guys before somewhere..... then I saw Nemo and realized where I had seen them...
      Wonderful shots....

      2008.11.20 Reply Cancel

    • # Lotofoto

      Great job with these shots. You'd never be able to tell it was thru scratched acrylic!

      2008.11.23 Reply Cancel

    • # Jannie

      What an incredible sub-aquatic world!! Just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us in blog-world!

      2008.11.23 Reply Cancel

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