Zack on our Adventure
I do, however, draw the line at staying at home all week long, so I deemed yesterday an Adventure Day and asked him what he wanted to do. For about the 15,672nd time, Zack chose the National Aquarium. Since we'd been to the aquarium 15,672 times, I decided THIS time I'd teach Zack how to properly use his camera. Inexplicably, he's too shy to let me show his work today, but I'll share our day with MY photos.
First, I caught him taking photos and video of the bubble tubes at the entrance to the exhibits.
Now, you'll have to excuse my photography. For one, it's darned dark in there. For two, that child (and the fish) rarely stand still. And three, I'm for the most part taking photos through thick glass. But come along with us, won't you?
I caught a quick shot of a shark going by in the massive shark and manta tank. My favorite rescued three-legged sea turtle was alas, taking a nap out of sight. I love that turtle.
We both loved the anemone exhibit. Remember my post about seeing the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at the Smithsonian? That's what this is like, but the real thing.
This has got to be the ugliest, grumpiest looking fish I've ever seen. Zack and I called this the "Get Off of My Lawn!" fish. (And yes, he really is blue!)
We took a quick break after the Amazon display (hot, humid, and more hot. I can't believe I ever used to live there.) We sat high above the Baltimore Harbor and I took this cool shot of a propeller (tarted up with Picnik).
Finally, we hit our favorite exhibit -- the jellyfish. Jellies Invasion: Oceans Out of Balance is an amazing exhibit and I wish I could have taken better shots of everything. The lighting was such that without a tripod and a killer SLR camera (and the know-how to use it), I had to take a bazillion shots just to get these half-way decent ones.
|(blurry,and the water was full of tiny particles)|
We finished the day with a trip to the Barnes & Noble across the walkway from the Aquarium for one of these for me:
..and then we thought we lost the car in the parking garage, which is very typically Lori Anderson.
I hope you enjoyed the trip!