The third day of the trip was a change in pace, my mother had some business to do in Vancouver and so we all went for the ride and decided to stop in at the Vancouver Aquarium while she went on to do her work related things. Initially I was kind of bummed about this, I thought I could go to an aquarium anywhere, I came to British Columbia, I want to see and do British Columbia things! None of us thought we’d spend as much time as we did there and we all had a good time.
Unfortunately, unlike those smart people who take photos at WonFes and various figure conventions, I didn’t think to photograph the information boards about each creature. So I know very little about all of the creatures in these photos, you’ll have to do that research yourself if you’re keen on figuring it out.
Upon entering the aquarium you’re presented with many different types of Jellyfish under some interesting lighting configurations. It’s a pretty neat spectacle.
After that we wondered outside to see some penguins, a beluga whale, a sea otter doing laps and eating ice and generally looking adorable, and then ate the most expensive terrible worse than fast food restaurant burger.
Then it was what seems to be everyone’s favourite space creature, dolphins. At the end of the set of images you can see they thanked us for all the fish and then floated off towards interstellar space.
Back inside we came across this big ugly lazy fish that just didn’t seem to move. I had been under the impression that fish needed to move to stay alive, perhaps it was dead.
Next up was something I didn’t really expect to see at an aquarium, birds and a sloth. Not complaining, just, not expected. An interesting side affect of this room, it was incredibly humid and quite warm, having just come from outside in the cold my lens would fog up almost immediately each time I tried to take a photo. So I was constantly wiping it off until it finally warmed up. This area being nice and well lit, I probably should have taken Horo and Alice out for a photo with some birds, but I didn’t. Yes, that’s right, I lugged Horo and Alice along to the Aquarium and never took any photos of them.
A big fish, a shark, and an octopus.
These girls were playing with the dolphin, using the stuffed dolphin and a swimming motion they ran back and forth and the real dolphin followed. It was cool.
And the end of the tour, on the way out I took some more photos of Jellyfish, this time taking more time to get it right. I think I nailed it, given the amount of lighting (not much), and that they’re hand held shots, they turned out really well.
I have no idea what this is, it was in an aquarium and was very small.
After arriving back at my brothers place I was kind of frustrated that I didn’t get any photos of the girls, so my brother took me out to some cool spots. Still didn’t get any photos of them as the surrounding mountains made sunset arrive quite early. So here’s some more landscapes.