Photo(s) of the Day: I Should’ve Been A Dolphin

I’ve always been a fan of marine life. If I didn’t grow up in the most land-locked state in the United States, I would have been a marine biologist. Last week we got to experience Georgia Aquarium, and we even had the rare opportunity to scuba dive with whale sharks, manta rays, grouper, and other fish. A little known fact: whale sharks are the world’s largest fish. They’re known as “gentle giants” because even though they are sharks, they eat krill just like whales. Here are a few photos from our day at the aquarium.

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This tank was 6.3 million gallons – making it the largest aquarium in the world.
Despite their 15-foot wingspan, these manta rays were very people-friendly. When we dove with them, they swooped down inches above us to get a taste of our air bubbles.
This cute sea otter was part of the Cold Water Quest exhibit at Georgia Aquarium.
These bright fish originate from lakes in Africa. I used to have a small fish tank with little blue tetras just like the blue specs in this photo.
Jellyfish may be dangerous, but I find them to be beautiful. As long as I’m not swimming with them, of course.
Another dangerous beauty.

6 thoughts on “Photo(s) of the Day: I Should’ve Been A Dolphin

  1. Shutterbug Sage

    Wow! What fantastic shots! It pales in comparison, but I took my daughter to the aquarium here in KC today. I, too, find jelly fish to be absolutely amazing!

    1. Thank you! You can get great photos at any aquarium – I’m looking forward to seeing yours! I visited the KC aquarium when it first opened about a year ago. It wasn’t my favorite, but we’ll take what we can get here in the Midwest. πŸ™‚

      1. Shutterbug Sage

        All of the reviews I read before going really slammed it, and I wanted to tell folks, “This isn’t California or Atlanta or Chicago. You are landlocked right in the middle of one of the largest land masses on the planet. Be realistic!!!”

        After visiting the aquarium, I do agree that it’s over-priced for the experience. I mean it was almost $40 for a 6-yr-old and me, and only took about an hour to explore. Compare that to <$10 to visit the Shedd Aquarium on a general admissions ticket! But I wouldn't slam the experience for being what it is in the middle of the USA. Just my thoughts! πŸ™‚

        1. I totally agree with you. I would definitely go back to the KC aquarium if it were <$10 like Shedd. I'm also not a fan of how it's laid out … how you're kind of forced to go through in a circle. But I'm still glad KC at least has an aquarium.

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