Friday, December 31, 2010

Vancouver Aquarium

I spent a day in Vancouver recently.  Had planned on going skiing with my daughter who lives there, but we ended up going to a Christmas concert instead.  Because my wife was away in Michigan visiting her parents, I spent the day in Vancouver while waiting for my daughter to finish work and walked across town to Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium.  These are some of the pictures.

I was especially fascinated with the Jellyfish which were in beautifully lighted displays that invited endless pictures.  The pictures shown here are only a very few of the many I took.  Besides the Jellyfish the displays of the sea creatures from the Pacific Northwest was fascinating.  Most of these are identified, but there are a few which I forgot to record.



Giant Green Anemone


Orange Sea Pen

Giant White-plumed Anemone


Vermillion Rockfish

Giant Plumose Anemone




Fish-eating Anemone

Beluga Whale

Clown Anemonefish (Nemo)

Lined Seahorse

Red Lionfish

Threadfin Butterflyfish

Banggai Cardinalfish


Copperband Butterflyfish

Spotted Garden Eel

Emerald Tree Boa

Dyeing Poison Frog

Pacific White-sided Dolphins


Fried Egg Jelly

Blue Jelly and Immature Moon Jellies

Spotted Jellies



Sea Nettles




Moon Jellies



10 comments:

  1. the Beluga shot is a wonder. the color, ripples and reflection

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  2. Thanks, Marti. Wasn't much opportunity to photograph them as they seemed to stay on the other end of their tank.

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  3. Great post! You really enjoy photograph these creatures. There are so unique and fantastic. Happy New Year!

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  4. I had never been to a place like this before and went a bit mad taking pictures. Wonderful place and a very enjoyable day.

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  5. Wow! Beautiful series. Wonderful color and sharpness considering the lighting, medium your shooting through and the constant movement in the aquarium. Bunka1

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  6. Thanks, friend. Thanks for looking and for the compliments. It was a wonderful place.

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  7. beauty image...felicitaciones!!!

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  8. Thanks for the compliment - it's a wonderful place.

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  9. The yellow, white and black fish before the Banggai Cardinalfish is a Threadfin Butterflyfish, Chaetodon auriga. I recognize that from snorkeling on Kauai (but I had to look it up in a Fishes of Hawaii book to get the name).

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  10. Thanks for the ID! Much appreciated.

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