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:

  1. Great photographs. Aquariums are my favorite.

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

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  3. I love aquariums, thanks for sharing these shots!

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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,

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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. 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!

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

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

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  15. Adorable blue and green!WEll done!
    Léia

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

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

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  18. Nice photos, thanks for sharing.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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!

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

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

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  24. What a great show of a great place.

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  25. 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.

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  26. Incredible shots! They're all gorgeous.

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  27. 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!

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  28. 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-

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

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

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

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

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