What Frustrated Scuba Divers Do....

by Liz November. 16, 2008 3017 views

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.

;)

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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Grzegorz 8 years, 10 months ago

beautiful set!!

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Jannie 8 years, 10 months ago

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

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Shruti 8 years, 10 months ago

wow, what a wonderful post,congrats

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lotofoto 8 years, 10 months ago

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

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lynn 8 years, 10 months ago

WOW!!! Great shots and #10 is too funny :))

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Mel 8 years, 10 months ago

The 10th shot is just so cute. :)) Beautiful shots.

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 8 years, 10 months ago

Great shots! So bright!~

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Chelsea 8 years, 10 months ago

ah I love the fishes! And of course Nemo is my fave.

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Finbarr 8 years, 10 months ago

fantastic photos!!!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Laura 8 years, 10 months ago

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

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Tom 8 years, 10 months ago

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

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Pennywyatt 8 years, 10 months ago

Great work ! Beautiful colors

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Gillian 8 years, 10 months ago

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

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 8 years, 10 months ago

[i]Beautiful shots my friend..................[/i]

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Leocheung 8 years, 10 months ago

Amazing shots !

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
K 8 years, 10 months ago

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

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 10 months ago

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!

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