Sunday, March 1, 2009

Macro Monday --- Sea Creatures


It has been a while since I posted anything for Macro Monday, but I have some fun close-ups of deep sea creatures. A couple of weeks ago I was in Virginia to spend some time with my son before he shipped out for five months. One of the places we toured was the Virginia Aquarium. I love aquariums --- I don't like being on or in the ocean, but the undersea creatures fascinate me.
Some of these animals are very funny looking, like this guy. He must be very narrow-minded!

Then there are those that love to be pampered. It looks like Scott is scratching a serious itch on this sea turtle.
"Aaaaahh! Thanks, man!"
There are the incredibly gorgeous --- albeit venomous --- lion fish.
I never noticed the beautiful aqua colors on their fins.
From the exotically beautiful to the powerfully dangerous....
.... and the silliness!
The manta ray pool is always full of graceful, playful creatures. Some seemed to be trying to climb out!
This manta was actually as iridescent as the photo shows. So pretty!
Scott seems to make friends everywhere he goes! He was having quite a conversation with this old guy.... glub glub glub.

Do you have some close up views of your world? Join us over at Lisa's Chaos for Macro Monday!

17 comments:

LisaNewton said...

From the pictures, it looks like the visit was up-close and personal.............:)

Gattina said...

I have to laugh because the fishes have so funny faces. Super photos !

Gattina said...

I have to laugh because the fishes have so funny faces. Super photos !

Jientje said...

What a great series this is!! I love them all!That last one is funny, it looks like the fish is talking to ... your husband?

kath said...

Great shots. I love that first fish ...

TJ said...

What a photo experience!!
Great job!
TJ
http://tjphotoexpressions.blogspot.com/2009/03/macro-monday-wonder.html

Alexandria said...

omg those pictures are fantastic!!!

kden said...

I love aquariums too. You got some really great shots and it's wonderful that you got to spend some time with your son.

Michelle said...

Fun shots! :) My MM shots are of sea life too!

VALKYRIEN said...

Looks like great fun - for both humans and fish! Great shots!

margie said...

these are terrific. our whole family is hooked on planet earth so this would be a fabulous day trip for us. nice shots.

Tammie Lee said...

These are some amazingly beautiful creatures!

CameoRoze said...

What a great take on aquariums life! Great colors.

Lovin' Macro Mondays,
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Your EG Tour Guide said...

These are fun. I especially like the bottom one. Who is more curious about whom? ;-)

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

WOw, looks really fun! I love aquariums too! Great shots!

lisaschaos said...

Yay! So good to see you again! Love that really thin fish! And am amazed at how huge the last one is!

Jama said...

I love all your aquarium shots!