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 …

The Open Ocean

I recently visited the Marine Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa. This is the second time I’ve ever visited an aquarium, the first being Ocean Park in Hong Kong. What an experience it was! This “oceanarium” has a couple of exhibits, key among which is the Open Ocean, the largest aquarium in the world with …