Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Watery Wednesday

Yet another series of photographs from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Kelp Forest Exhibit was amazing and beautiful.




This was the only decent close-up of a fish I could get. He is a Blue Rockfish (Sebastes Mystinus). Large groups of Blue Rockfish congregate in the kelp forest. They scoop up jellies and other plankton that drift in from the open sea.





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37 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photographs. Aquariums are my favorite.

KaHolly said...

So very cool! Such great shots. It was almost like being there!! Thanks for sharing! ~karen

mountain.mama said...

I love aquariums, thanks for sharing these shots!

Kay said...

What a coincidence. My son just sent me a video about an aquarium.

http://www.vimeo.com/5606758

I do think you might enjoy it unless it puts you to sleep. It's a HUGE aquarium.

I loved your photos, Denise. I do love aquariums and it's a shame that Honolulu does not have a good one.

eileeninmd said...

Grat shots, the kelp is neat and that school of fish is a neat sight.

Limey said...

I am such an enormous fan of aquariums (I even got married in one) - thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to go there some day!

happilyretired said...

Monterey's Aquarium is my favorite, but looking at your wonderful watery photos makes we want to visit the one in Long Beach because it's closer to my home.
Hugs and blessings,

Cloudia said...

Wondrous, Denise


Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: Wonderful look at the kelp forest. I like that close-up and the school of the bait fish ball.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--that is an incredible aquarium, Denise... I have been to aquariums before ---but not sure I've seen a prettier one. You got some great photos.

Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

Carletta said...

Wow Denise - very cool shots!
I was reminded looking at these of a partial line from the Flipper show years ago - 'Flipper lives in a world full of wonder...under the sea'
That closeup of the fish is awesome and to catch the school of fish is very neat.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Wow, those are some pretty awesome photos! That first one is amazing: it's so huge!!

diane said...

That is one beautiful Aquarium. Your shots are great too. The last time I took shots in an aquarium most of them were blurred because the shutter is open longer and causes camera shake. So you did well girl!

Rajesh said...

Awesome snaps of aquarium.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

All wonderful shots Denise. I especially like the fish and the colours are lovely.

Reader Wil said...

What a colourful series of photos! I love that kind of bluish green or aqua blue.

Regina said...

Beautiful photos!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable blue and green!WEll done!
Léia

jabblog said...

What a fascinating place! Goodness, you do visit some interesting places :-)

chesapeake bay fishing said...

Very nice pictures! Thanks for sharing!

gigihawaii said...

I guess you took these photos WITHOUT the flash? They are simply wonderful. No glare on the screen at all.

Shannara said...

Nice photos, thanks for sharing.

Martha Z said...

These are great captures of the big tank. It is mesmerizing to stand and watch the fish (except when there are a lot of screaming kids, but the kids are just being entusiastic which is good.

Marie Höglund said...

Gorgeous series of shots wih lovely bluegreen colored water. Makes me think of lovely snorkling trips I´ve done. The translation worked well Fun! Have a great wednesday.

Spiderdama said...

Hello and thanks for your comment on Norwegian, almost perfectly with the translator.
The winter is fun here, but I really love summer:-)

I like the aquariums and your pictures is great:-)

Wish you a great evening from cold Norway!

J Bar said...

Excellent shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

christina said...

Thanks for visiting me and i like your photos! Nice fish there!

Helena said...

These are gorgeous shots! They have almost an otherworldly feel to them. :)

imac said...

What a great show of a great place.

Carolyn Ford said...

Those a fabulous photos of a very nice time that you must have had. The light and aqua color is so beautiful against your black background...I love the glisten on that school of fish at the bottom.

Mona Sweden said...

Incredible shots! They're all gorgeous.

nuts said...

just looking at the aquarium de-stresses me.. you have a great capture in one big fish here, the blue rockfish.. it must a huge aquarium to have all these fishes!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Your post icon just stood out on my sidebar, so had to come see this! My gosh..this is so neat- fabulous Denise!! My son was flashing his underwater camera he picked up not too long ago. Would be so fun..and a nice break from traipsing around my yard! ha..but this exhibit- wow! I can't believe the hight of that kelp and the fact they grow 10" a day!! - gorgeous!! Well this reminds me of Don Knotts- "I wish I were a fish" Excellent photos Denise, thanks-

Eve said...

These pictures are beautiful Denise! You really do some fantastics things don't you!

jeannette stgermain said...

Beautiful, beautiful! And not so far from where two of my kids live -thanks for sharing, have to go there sometime!

NatureFootstep said...

very good images from the aquarium. It seems like forever since I visited one.

noel said...

i love peeking into aquariums also, they give such an interesting glow in photographs and the fish look larger than life.