The deep blue

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” -John F. Kennedy

To say that watching these creatures was mesmerizing would be an understatement. We did take time to observe and take in all there was to see but may have spent a little extra time to get those great shots. Of all things I’ve photographed to date, an aquarium has probably proven to be the most challenging environment. All of your subjects are behind thick panes of smudged glass and the lighting conditions, when there was actually light, was variable. Not to mention fighting the crowd to get close enough to see. Tricky indeed.

A couple of fun facts:

  • Male seahorses spend most of their lives pregnant. That’s right, the guys do the birthing.
  • Giant kelp is harvested as a source of algin used to give a creamy texture in foods such as ice cream, cosmetics such as lipstick, and even toothpaste.

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. ~Jacques Yves Cousteau