Feeling The Blue – Ripley’s Aquarium

Hey guys! I finally got around to visiting Ripley’s Aquarium – I’m late, I know. The aquarium didn’t disappoint one bit. The best part is that the exhibit grounds were more or less empty because I visited in the late evening. It was quite serene, actually. This post is going to be very picture heavy as I managed to grab some fantastic shots.

Enjoy!

 

 

From the top it doesn't look like much is going on...

From the top it doesn’t look like much is going on…

 

But it's a whole different story in reality.

But it’s a whole different story in reality.

 

Some animals were just crabbing around...

Some animals were just crabbing around…

 

While others did a great job being written off as imitations. These animals are actually called sea pens!

While others did a great job being written off as imitations. These animals are actually called sea pens!

 

Not all of the exhibits had live animals. Mosasaurs lived during late Cretaceous period and could reach 17 meters in length!

Not all of the exhibits had live animals. Mosasaurs lived during late Cretaceous period and could reach 17 meters in length!

 

This color-changing jellyfish was a sight to behold.

This color-changing jellyfish was a sight to behold.

 

Cue the Jaws theme song.

Cue the Jaws theme song.

 

More luminescent jellyfish - this time a whole school of them!

More luminescent jellyfish – this time a whole school of them!

 

Some fantastically vibrant coral.

Some fantastically vibrant coral.

 

This bugger was especially hard to capture in a shot - this seahorse just couldn't stop moving around!

This bugger was especially hard to capture in a shot – this seahorse just couldn’t stop moving around!

 

I can't imagine the complexity of the water systems employed at large scale aquariums such as Ripley's.

I can’t imagine the complexity of the water systems employed at large scale aquariums such as Ripley’s.

 

I loved seeing all the underwater life at Ripley’s Aquarium and the entire experience was very calming. My favorite exhibits were the color-changing jellyfish and the super-energetic little seahorses. I’ll be posting a video compilation shortly of some of the exciting moments that I captured at Ripley’s.

Until next time,

 

– MAZ

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