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 …

Meet Manta Birostris

Manta Birostris, or the Giant oceanic manta ray, is a vulnerable species of ray, and also the largest in the world. They can grow over 20 feet, and weigh up to two tonnes, pretty amazing if you see how they twirl and dance in the sea. Shoals of fish accompanied this particular specimen, probably tagging …