After the architectural boat tour on last weekend, I had planned to visit the downtown area once again this weekend. The plan this time was to visit the John G. Shedd Aquarium and then, roam around the downtown area for sometime before heading back. To be very honest, I did not think I will enjoy visiting an ‘aquarium’, it sounded quite boring to me but thought of giving it a try anyway.
If I don’t like it, I would leave it early and would explore the downtown area bit more. With this in mind, I caught the 8.30 AM Metra and in about an hour, I was at the Union Station. Headed straight to the Shedd aquarium thinking it being a weekend, the que for the tickets might be long. The que was long but not as long as I had expected, luckily!
I did not visit the underground level of the aquarium this time around but was more than happy to explore the other parts of it.
The Shedd aquarium was once the largest indoor aquarium in the world and houses over 32500 fishes!!
There were a lot of different colored fishes and other aquatic animals. Not to forget the green and black anaconda.
Okay, one confession before I share any more images. When it comes to recognizing the names of fishes or for that matter, any other species, I totally suck. So take the names of the fishes I caption here, with your own generous amount of salt.
It was very exciting to see fishes of so many colors.
Some big and some small.
Some very beautiful.
Some very colorful.
Some very different and unique.
Some very playful.
Some very unique.
And some adorable.
Have you been to the Shedd aquarium? Or any other one and have loved it? I would love to hear about your experience.
5 thoughts on “Photo story – Shedd Aquarium”
The sea horse and the colourful fishes look so bright and amazing.
Glad that you liked the photos Somali 🙂
It was an experince to see them in person, photos hardly do any justice to the actual feel & beauty.
The sea-horses were something I had never seen before so it was really exciting to watch them in action but it was really tough to shoot them because they were very very fast in the water!
Wonderful photos, Rajiv. the ‘scary’ one is really scary! Looks like something like an alien. The sea horse and the fishes are beautiful… 🙂
It was even scarier in real life and there were a lot of them, much more than you see here!
The sea horses were indeed my favorites of all but were very quick, making it hard to watch & shoot them closely!
I thought I would share this video, I think it is awesome anyway… http : // kokatat[dot]com/blog/2015/09/waterfall-of-thieves … so cool creatures these two are!! … jumping waterfalls and into the ice glacier forest like that!!