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Saturday, May 30, 2009

The fascinating world of seahorses at the MOA!

We went to the MOA and saw an awesome exhibit at the underground aquarium. Take a look at these amazing sea creatures!

seahorse swimming

I'm fascinated & captivated by seahorses. They are the most interesting looking creatures and they are so much fun to watch. The one up above was zipping through the water by the power of its back fin. How do they move so quickly with just a small fin on their back? It amazes me.

seahorses sleeping

Here are two seahorses sleeping with their tails coiled around each other.

ribbon pipehorse

And can you see the seahorse in the photo above? These creatures are known as "Ribbon Pipehorses" and they blend in well with the vegetation that they grasp onto with their tails.

group of seahorses

Here are some of my favorite seahorses from the exhibit. I think they are my faves because of their bright and cheery yellow color. Look at the group of them gathered in the Anemone.

yellow seahorse swimmin'

This little guy was swimming all around, so I tried to get some "action" shots.

seahorse looking at you

And lookey here, the little guy faced me head on and I got a view of his cute little face from the front. He's looking right at ya!

lovely seahorse

This last photo is one of my favorites. It's the classic seahorse pose with coiled tail. After seeing the seahorses, it has sparked some inspiration for my work. I am planning on making some seahorse pieces soon. Aren't they amazing animals?

I tried to pick out a small sampling of the seahorse photos that I took while at the aquarium. There are some more pics I wanted to share of some of the other sealife at the aquarium. Soon they will find their way to my blog too. Stay tuned! :-)


trudette, said...

Amazing shots ! How very beautiful these little creatures are..........
Going to follow your Blog from now on .

Christine said...

Thanks, Trudette! :-)

livingglassart said...

Great photos! What a fun day. These little critters are so amazing-I love the way they move about in the water.

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. I'm following yours, too!