Last weekend we got a chance to visit Atlanta. It’s a 5 hour drive from my place. One of my favorite destinations in Atlanta is “Georgia Aquarium”. I love watching animals and it’s one thing I never get tired off. Aquatic animals are very colorful and interesting.
Sea Dragon belongs to same family as sea horses “Syngnathidae”. The protrusions from the body serve as camouflage. They are quite fast for there size.
There were many varieties of jellyfishes but this one caught my eye.
Most of them were shy and hiding in water :(. Only this posed for a while before it decided to join its friends.
Eel, a deadly slimy creature. According to the display board at the aquarium, it still young but it can produce 400 volts of electricity. A fully grown eel can generate 600 watts (enough to kill croc s & also a human beings).
Saw Shark, mostly found in South Africa to Australian waters and also near Japan. The teeth at the side are used for hunting it’s prey.
Manta Ray, the largest ray fish on earth. They are likely to become endangered.
One of the things to consider while shooting in a aquarium is the low light conditions and reflections on the glass. The best way to shoot in low light conditions without flash is to increase your ISO settings and use a tripod. As for reflections try to place your lens close to the glass and use rubber lens hood, this would prevent scratching the glass. Let me know which one you like in the comments section.