Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, B.C.
I had traveled to Vancouver to visit my brother and had hoped that Vancouver weather, being generally warmer than the rest of the country, would give me a bit of an extension on the season, with respect to photographing my favourite wildlife subjects. As is evident from my other blog entries for this Vancouver trip, I found lots to photograph but it wasn’t pretty butterflies. When my brother asked me where we should go today, I suggested the Vancouver Aquarium where I could photograph in slightly warmer, drier surroundings. It had been a number of years since either of us had been to the Vancouver Aquarium so we agreed that that would be our destination of the day and off we went.
The Vancouver Aquarium is located on the edge of Stanley Park in a beautiful setting surrounded by towering Douglas Fir. It has an indoor portion as well as outdoor areas where dolphins fly through the air and put on quite a display for the visiting public. With plenty of seals and walruses and a Beluga Whale tank, it would have been easy to spend most of our time just looking at the outdoor exhibits.
Inside the main building there are vibrant displays of colour in the Marine tanks and a large assortment of creatures in the freshwater aquariums. Jelly fish intrigue me and they certainly had lots of jelly fish to look at.
Seeing a large display of starfish brought memories of a long ago visit to the Tofino beach area on the west coast of Vancouver Island And the indoor reef displays were excellent.
After I spent a bit of time photographing the coral reef displays we headed back outside to wander around Stanley Park.