Into The Blue

I imagine it is hard to visit an aquarium and not feel a twinge of guilt. I ooh and aah like anyone else when a majestic ray swims past me in the large viewing panel. It is after all, quite a sight to behold. But large as the aquarium is (and make no mistake – …

Photographing Jellyfish

I’ve always wanted to photograph these sinuous creatures… safely from behind a pane of glass that is. What I didn’t figure was how difficult it’d be! The ones I saw were not the least bit sedate, and energetically zipped all over the tank the whole time. The blooming and pulsing motions usually threw off my …

Under A Star

Starfish are one of the most recognizable icons of marine life. Unlike what their names would suggest, they are echinoderms and not fish – they do not have gills, scales, fins or even blood. These animals move using a complicated system on their underside. Sea water is used to suck onto surfaces, through the multitudes …