Monday, January 05, 2009

Fish and Stuff in Monterey

Part One: Art and Stuff in San Francisco

After a few days in San Jose, The Husband finished up his work, and we began vacationing in earnest. The first item on our agenda was the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Before we even made it into the aquarium, we spotted a few of these cute little guys lounging in the bay.



There was plenty more cuteness to be had inside.







Are frogs cute? I at least thought these were.



There was also incredible gorgeousness to be enjoyed.













My favorite, however, was the "Outer Bay" tank, which was filled with all manner of giant fish and terrifying sharks lurking in the murky darkness. The murky darkness was very atmospheric but was a bitch to photograph. I promise this is a very impressive hammerhead shark.



They also had a great white shark, but they've since released it back into the ocean since it wasn't eating. I'm pretty sure this is it, but who can tell? Unfortunately this rather representative of my shark photography.



On the way back to San Francisco, the fog rolled in.



We didn't let that stop us from enjoying the boardwalk in Santa Cruz.





1 comment:

Sparkling Red said...

Those are great vacation shots! I love the jellyfish. And the frogs, and the otters, and the seal... OK, all of it. :-)