National Aquarium

Last week, we were in Virginia to visit my father-in-law. Where we were staying was about an hour from Washington D.C. so we thought we’d be able to see the sights and enjoy being tourists. With the shut down, it didn’t look that likely. Thankfully, it was lifted towards the end of our week but we still planned to do stuff in the area that wasn’t funded by the Federal Government.

I LOVE AQUARIUMS. I love animals, I love zoos, but for some reason I really love sea creatures. A visit to the east coast just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. With my new camera in hand, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to test it out. I’m really pleased with how the photos turned out!

It's hard to tell from this photo, but this 3 flippered sea turtle is 520 pounds heavy. She was rescued from very cold waters and had to amputate her left flipper
It’s hard to tell from this photo, but this 3 flippered sea turtle is 520 pounds heavy. She was rescued from very cold waters and had to amputate her left flipper
We were fortunate enough to catch a feeding time. This is the sea turtle next to a diver. It gives a bit of perspective on her size
We were fortunate enough to catch a feeding time. This is the sea turtle next to a diver. It gives a bit of perspective on her size
Lion fish
Lion fish
This saw fish was lurking near the bottom of the tank.
This sawfish was lurking near the bottom of the tank.
Googly eyes
Googly eyes
The jellyfish were mesmerising. They can be deadly, yet so interesting
The jellyfish were mesmerising. They can be deadly, yet so interesting
These 3 were kind of tangled
These 3 were kind of tangled
This was one of my favourites. It was this pale translucent blue with sparkles. So unique!
This was one of my favourites. It was this pale translucent blue with sparkles. So unique!

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More to come on the rest of our visit!! Stay tuned :O)

 

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