Yesterday we took @smallsteps to a little aquarium in the city and since it is a bit of a photography weekend, I thought I would break up the downvoting posts with some pictures along the way. This was my first trip to this aquarium and I have to say, I wasn't overly impressed but then, I was living on the Great Barrier Reef for years, so it really isn't a very fair comparison. Although, for the price of entry we could almost have bought flights to Australia.
What I like about aquatic life is just how weird it is. All of nature is pretty weird really and a testament to how evolution drives all kinds of results based on the environment. For every action, there is a reaction, each attack, an attempt to defend. There is no way a human would have this kind of imagination to be able to forward plan for situations and no way we would be able to survive if we had to do it all for ourselves as individuals.
I have never been much of a snake person but I much prefer them to spiders. Spiders freak me out a bit which is one of the massive pros of living in Finland, no majorly scary arachnids. I can't say the same about living in the tropics of Australia where pretty much everything that lives has the potential to kill you in minutes. The only animal that is really dangerous in Finland are moose, and that is if you hit them with your car.
As far as the photography goes, these are taken with two lenses, a 12-40 2.8 and a 20mm prime 1.7. I would need more time to experiment to get some better shots but since I was carrying a baby bag and a child a lot of the time, it wasn't so easy to spend a moment with settings.
@smallsteps was both excited by some of the fish and animals and a little scared because of some of their looks but afterward and today she has been talking a lot about them and especially the tortoises and a puffer fish that looked like it was always smiling.
[ a Steem original ]