I recently signed up for a 3-week photography workshop at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto, which basically means running around gob-smacked at coral reefs, sharks, jelly fish and kilometer after kilometer of living colour.
Last Friday, I took my wonderful friend Victoria to the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto, her first time there and my second. And of course, I had my camera along (which means I can only suspect Victoria was there, my face buried in my camera as it was).
Today’s pics are of the tunnel through the shark tank. Other photos will appear over the next several days.
PS I welcome you to check out Victoria’s blog: Victoriously.
Teeth and stingers appear in the deep blue
Cue the ominous music
A shark surveys the menu
Small fish huddle in the fronds of the artificial reef
Schools of fish ignore the predator
Like a barbed blanket, the ray glides through the water
A busy afternoon
A new kid joins the school of yellow fish
I particularly like the tank’s lighting effects
Resting atop the tunnel, a sawfish shows its stuff
Sharks creep up from all sides
I like the spot light effect of this image
Was excited to get a sense of motion in this photo
All manner of fish mingle in the shark tank
A large shark slowly makes its way behind us
A small shoal of yellow-striped fish start the shark tank
The curved glass makes for interesting lighting effects
I love aquariums, both the smaller home version and the larger amusement park versions. Thus, after bemoaning the absence of one in Toronto (the largest frickin’ city in Canada), you can only imagine my enthusiasm when the Ripley’s company said they would build one in Toronto near two other major city landmarks, the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre.
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