All of the Pretty Fishes

July 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

Over the past few months, I have fallen in love with aquarium photography. It’s a win-win for me…I don’t have to actually go into the ocean (I’m just a bit scared of sharks), and I can stay in front of my subject for hours, not having to worry about breathing in the water. As long as the exhibit isn’t crowded, I’m in luck.
My aquarium photography started with a visit early last year to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long beach, CA. They dedicated an evening in the aquarium to me and about 100 other photographers. This was a wonderful thing for the aquarium to do for us.
My favorite photo from that evening is this detail of a Ragged Lion fish:

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After a hiatus from aquariums, I was able to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium just last month. I rediscovered my love of photographing aquariums, and fell in love with jellyfish as subjects:

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Last week I had the opportunity to visit La Jolla, and visited the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Birch Aquarium. This is a wonderful research and education aquarium, and exhibited my new favorite subjects:

Jellyfish detail

If you get a chance, please check out my Flickr collection of aquarium photography. I’m having so much fun with this and love seeing how I am progressing.

Thank you as always for stopping by!

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