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Under the Deep Blue Sea

On a recent visit to Atlanta we spent one day exploring the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The next day was hot and sultry, and we retreated to the cool comfort of the Georgia Aquarium. This world class aquarium is a must see for anyone visiting the Atlanta area. Even with large crowds the visibility was great, and I wandered for hours, transported into the world of the deep blue sea. The following photos are a hint of what I saw in person.

The creatures above are called jellies, rather than jellyfish, as they are not fish.Above: These fish are not to scale at all. The fish on the bottom right is a giant grouper, and he is HUGE.Above: Life in the sea is varied and fascinating. The little creature on the bottom left is aptly called a sea dragon.

The following photos are all views taken of the enormous display called Ocean Voyager. This tank contains 6.3 million gallons of water.
The very large fish are Whale Sharks. There are four of these magnificent creatures in the display. They came from the waters off the coast of Taiwan.

I took the following shot so one can get a perspective of just how big this tank is!I was fascinated by the Manta Rays, who performed a ballet of twirls and flips:

My visit to the Georgia Aquarium confirmed what I already knew: Our world is filled with fantastic wonders, and most of them I have never seen! 


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Reader Comments (15)

Wow, those are great shots, I felt like I was there with you! Beautiful.

June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobinL

Nice! And great photos, too. It looks like you had a wonderful time!

June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPlantPostings

Definitely Debs!

We love aquariums and spent half a day in Singapore aquarium whilst there a few months ago, in awe of the beautiful aquatic animals.

June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark and Gaz

What a fantastic post, Deb! I love big aquariums and the pictures you posted are amazing and really makes me envious of your trip! We have a big aquarium here in Italy, it's in Genoa but I've never been there yet, it's on my wish list though.

June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto

Oh I would love to visit here. I am an ocean lover. Your images are inviting, Deb.

June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

Your images are beautiful, Deborah, transporting. It is good to remember how much of the world is out of our view and our minds.

June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLee May

Wow, that is really fantastic! Under the sea is a totally new world to most of us humans, it is wonderful to be able to visit these places to see just a fraction of the ocean's inhabitants.

June 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpauline

HI Deb,

what a wonderful post. I visited an aquarium in Spain but it is nowhere near the size of that. I love the underwater world, so many beautiful and strange creatures it really does look like a different world from ours altogether.

June 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGraziella

How beautiful. I live near the water. I lived in Atlanta for several years and missed the gulf. I moved back missing the salt air smell. The creatures are spectacular...but it's also the reason why I don't scuba dive or fare out in the water too deeply.

June 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanie

Your photos are amazing. I especially like the ones with the solid bilue background.

Such beautiful color under the water! Amazing shots! Jeanine

June 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeannine

I had the good fortune to visit a similar aquarium in London, England. Many of the tanks were similar in size to the large shark tank in your photos. I will never forget the large sharks swimming over our heads. It was an incredible experience. Thanks for the reminder!

June 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I missed the aquarium the last time I was there...I have been to the one in Baltimore and that was amazing.

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna@Gardens Eye View

Such lovely images. Thanks for sharing. Those colors are amazing.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Sage Butterfly

Enjoyed the trip. I have a sister who has lived up there for years but I quit going in 2003 because the traffic just drives me NUTS. Everyone whizzing around at 80 mph.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Jones
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