Lon and Jared both have aquariums of their own. Needless to say, this visit was right up their alley. Jared has a wealth of knowledge regarding starting up and maintaining home aquariums. He gifted Lon with the one he presently enjoys.
Whether you have an avid interest or not, I can't imagine anyone not enjoying a visit to view the splendors of the underwater world.
|These orange and white swimmers are clown fish. The variety of live plants around them provide an awesome environment.|
|Can you imagine walking on stilts day in and day out?|
|Picking out this creature is a bit challenging. Do you see the mouth and the big ball eyes above it? This fellow creeped me out!|
|Mysterious-looking is my adjective for this.|
|Too many appendages to keep track of, don't you think?|
|What big and woeful eyes you have!|
|Around and around and around they go...|
|...dragging their tails behind them.|
|These come wrapped in aluminum foil, ready for baking. I didn't mention that to them though.|
|Part of a hammerhead shark.|
|A pack of serious-looking Jack fish.|
|They meant business and had places to go and important things to do.|
|It's crazy to be so close to these monsters and yet so safe.|
|This closeup photo is taken of part of a preserved squid.|
|Here's another preserved squid.|
|This pair of Lion fish are dressed for some grand gala event. I felt like a slob next to them in my blue jeans.|
|If you were as big as this manatee, you'd eat an entire head of lettuce in one gulp too!|
That's all folks! These are my favorite photos taken at the Mote Aquarium. I hope you enjoyed them.
(See my previous post for photos of a famous sculpture which replicates a world-renowned post World War II photograph).