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Here are a few photos I took during a recent trip to a local aquarium. Aquarium exhibits are poorly lit to enhance your underwater experience, but the darkness is often the cause of blurry pictures. I haven’t mastered this type of photography perfectly, but I still wanted to share a few of these interesting water animals. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Here’s a giant Pacific octopus. You’ve got to love those big suction cups.

Giant Pacific octopus

Giant Pacific octopus

Suction cups of giant Pacific octopus

Suction cups of giant Pacific octopus

The crab with the longest legs (up to 10 feet long!) is the Japanese spider crab. All I can say is, yum!

Japanese spider crab

Japanese spider crab

The coconut crab earns its name from its ability to crack a coconut shell with his pincers. And it does eat the coconut meat too!

Coconut crab

Coconut crab

Undersea anemones are cool looking and this one was very, very red.

Red anemone on aquarium window

Red anemone on aquarium window

Finally, sea jellies are so interesting to look at. They constantly swim underwater, grabbing food as it floats by. All that without a brain. Wow.

Sea jelly

Sea jelly

Sea jelly

Sea jelly

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

6 responses »

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Very cool photos! I love sea creatures.

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    Those are great pictures. You never have any evidence of the aquarium glass in your pics like that. Mine are always a bit dim from the glass or show smudges. Do you do something special?

    • mpejovic says:

      You have to take the picture at the right angle, or the right spot. Sometimes you do see reflections on the glass, but if you turn just a bit, or shoot from the other side, they may go away. Sometimes, if the reflection is only partial, I’ll take the photo and crop it. As for the smudges, your camera is probably focusing more on the foreground than the background. It’s hard to change that if you keep your camera on auto. Some cameras have auto settings for night, or dark environments that may work. Every camera is different so it’s hard to say without looking at it and trying out different things. But yeah, the auto feature has its limits and this is one of them.

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