Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A TRIP TO BALTIMORE - BALTIMORE AQUARIUM - PART 2

Here is a selection of the fish we saw that day. I don't have much information on them, but identify what I can.  Visually they were amazing, hard to capture that in photos. 












This is the Pecula Clownfish. If you see any red lettering in my posts, you will generally find a link to more information.  One of the bits of trivia I learned was that all clownfish are born male, and as they mature they usually pair off with another clownfish.  The dominant fish becomes a female.  The female lays eggs which are defended and aerated by both parents until they hatch.  Fascinating and more fascinating facts at the above link.
The completely yellow fish in the photo below are called Yellow Tang.  They feed on algae and according to what I read, they spend a large part of their day picking at rocks.  It is a very popular aquarium fish and they are imported in large numbers from Hawaii for this reason.



Getting away from the fish, this is a Diamondback Terrapin.  
There were times when the reflections got in the way, but I didn't have as much of a problem as I normally have.
The water was very clear, it just seemed to be gliding through air.
We are in the rainforest area now.  This bird is called the Screaming Piha.  It had the most amazingly loud call. After hearing it, it became clear why it got that name.
The closest I got to identifying this bird is the Masked Lapwing.  They looked like the ones I found here.
We saw them in the Australian exhibit.

This is the Sunbittern.  






I am finishing my post with a collage I made of animals and birds from a wall mural, and a couple of my photos from other areas.  I have two or three apps that I use on my iPad.  The next time I put one together, I will take notes and share those with you at a later time.  
I still have more photos from the exhibits we saw.  As soon as I can put another together I will share.

Lastly, thank you for taking the time to look at my posts.  I always appreciate those who have time to comment, but am happy for people who like to drop in also.

I hope you have all had a nice start to the week, and am wishing you a great week ahead.


32 comments:

  1. The Lapwing bird is amazing looking. And what very interesting info about the Clownfish!! I had no idea. You pictures are so good and sharp, considering you had glass in front of you. I have never been to a large aquarium, but now I can kind of say that I have! Looking forward to more.

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    1. Thanks Ginny, so many interesting things in this world. I love learning about them. Glad you enjoyed visiting an aquarium through my post. I have at least one more left but it will be a few days.

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  2. I am always awed and blown away by the variety and beauty of water dwellers.

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  3. Fabulous photos, Denise! Gosh, I haven’t been to an aquarium in a while.

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    1. Thank you Kay, it had been a while before I went to one. Glad we were able to see this one.

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  4. Oh I like the clownfish. However, I didn't know about the sex change or whatever you call it. Thanks for the enlightenment. There's something hypnotic about watching fish in water, don't you think?

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    1. Hi Valerie, amazing how many things we learn. Always learning and I love it. I agree, I had a dentist who had tropical fish tanks in his waiting room. By the time I stepped into that dental chair, I was so calm :)

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  5. Hello, Denise!

    Wonderful photos of the fish and the birds. The clownfish is cute. The rainforest is one of my favorite sections of the aquarium. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, it is a wonderful area. Happy day to you too :)

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    1. So glad Francisco, thank you! A hug and a good week to you also.

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  7. your wonderful photos are inspiring me to go to our local aquarium, have never been and live with in 12 miles of it. those fish are so pretty

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    1. How sweet of you to say so Sandra, I will look forward to those photos of yours one of these days.

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  8. So much fun...I love the pics! Very nice.

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  9. Challenges to taking underwater pictures is immense but you did an amazing job. All the creatures are unique and wonderful. I recently learned of a man working for National Geographic who is building a pictorial of ALL the creatures on earth. He calls it the Photo Ark. I think you’d like what he’s done so far. :)

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    1. Oh my goodness, that sounds like an amazing list. Thank you for sharing that Penelope.

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  10. The terrapin is quite something to see!

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  11. Hi Denise,
    Some wonderful images of the fish, you did so well with the glass between you and the subject. The Terrapin is a real beauty.
    Some nice bird images, love the Sun Bittern, what a beautiful eye.
    All the best, John

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    1. Thank you John, the terrapin was indeed a little beauty. All the best to you too :)

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  12. Yes, you did do an awesome job photographing the fish in the aquarium.

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  13. Your aquarium photos are excellent. So hard to get such clear shots through glass.

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    1. Thank you Pauline, I was surprised at how many came out this time. I had a lot of blurry ones and too many reflections in some.

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  14. You certainly were able to get some amazingly clear and close-up photos through the aquarium glass, Denise.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy, I felt fortunate to get as many as I did :)

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  15. Such fabulous photographs, it looks an amazing aquarium.
    We have one not too far from where we live, we really must visit soon, your photographs have inspired me to go :)
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I'm so glad Jan, I hope you share your photos as I would love to see them. All the best to you too :)

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