When we took our niece Daisy to Butterfly Wonderland and the OdySea Aquarium, Denis enjoyed himself so much that I knew what his birthday present had to be: an annual pass to both. Something tells me that I made the right decision because when his birthday rolled around, we headed straight over there.
I thought I'd share some of the photos Denis and I took that day. There are so many that I split them up. This week, OdySea Aquarium. Next week, Butterfly Wonderland. Hope you enjoy your visit!
|The panther chameleon was rather drab compared to our first visit.|
|We'll have to make another trip just to see if we can get better photos of this very strange looking Jackson's Chameleon. It looks like a chameleon version of a rhinoceros!|
|Love the camouflage!|
|How's this for weird-- the Walking Batfish.|
|A Lined Seahorse. They like to wrap their tails around something so they don't drift away in a current. They're also difficult to photograph, which means more visits to perfect our techniques!|
|A sobering (and sickening) sign.|
|The "gold" scales really gleamed on these fish. You can see it better in the video I took, but I've learned not to post videos on my blog-- they misbehave.|
|I like the camouflage on this ray, too.|
|Probably my favorite exhibit of them all. I could watch these jellyfish all day long.|
If there's one thing I've learned from visiting the OdySea Aquarium, it's that this is a good place to hone any photography skills I have. I will admit that it is easier to do video clips of many of these creatures, but there's something about being able to get a really good photograph of something despite the creature constantly being in motion, despite excited children stampeding through, and despite reflections of all the signage in the glass. I do like a challenge!
I hope you'll be joining me next week when Denis and I visit Butterfly Wonderland!