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!

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).


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!