Aquarium creatures

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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