Monday, January 08, 2007

Georgia Aquarium

This weekend I joined my friends Richard, Jessica & Cailey (the latter being my two year-old "neice") on a trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which is apparently the largest in the world. It was a really impressive facility, if you like that sort of thing (and apparently I do). Between Richard and I, plenty of pictures were taken. So I thought I'd take a break from art-related posts and make a fish-related post. Enjoy the pictures!
--Andrew


Here's the outside of the Aquarium...and some fish (you find so many of those inside, oddly enough).





The Georgia Aquarium's got crabs! (And, to the right, a "Coral Kingdom")



They tell me Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the world. The ones at the GA Aquarium are still youngsters, clocking in at around 20 feet. Full-grown adults can reach up to 60.



The Beluga Whales were a lot of fun. Very slow and graceful. And to put to rest any doubt that I'm a nerd, I'll say that watching their movements reminded me of a creature you'd expect to see in a Hayao Miyazaki film.




Let's not forget the gigantic Groupers and their groupies!



And this thing...and penguins!




And while there's plenty more, I think that's more than enough for blogging purposes.
We now return to your regular art-related blog (well, not NOW, exactly...but soon enough).


4 comments:

DICK! said...

Good Pictures and a great trip. I'm a little disappointed not to have seen the Hard Rock pics with Cailey on here. They are among our faves.

Jessica said...

Yeah, where's the hard rock pics?!?! =)

Rachel said...

You louse! And here I thought I'd get to bring back pics to make you jealous first. Seriously, I'm glad you guys had fun. I hope the pics I take will come out as good as yours did.

Goobeetsablog said...

terrific pictures.
aquariums aren't easy to shoot in.

looks like it was a fun trip!
-brian