Arriving at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher near Carolina Beach last weekend, the fish were ready for Halloween!
Now that I've been to Africa on safari I have the feeling that visiting a zoo is no longer on my list of places to go. Seeing beautiful animals penned and caged after watching them running free would be difficult.
Visiting the aquarium to see the wonders of the ocean I can still enjoy.............as I doubt I'll be taking up deep sea diving at my age!
Entering the lobby we were greeted by this large alligator...........no longer a danger to humans thank goodness. There are however many live alligators swimming in the nearby Cape Fear River. Jasmin thought the people zooming along on jet skis were awfully brave. Hey, I was in a tiny boat on the Zambezi River snapping closeups of humongous crocodiles and gigantic hippos just a few months back!
Great tanks of beautiful fish - these looked harmless enough.
Oops, there were live alligators in there.....see our feet reflected in the glass, Bob, Jasmin, me.....wonder if he thought our ankles looked tasty!
I enjoy all horses but these tiny sea horses are perhaps the loveliest.
This is my favorite shot of Jasmin at the aquarium - she wore the right color t-shirt to blend in with the fish.
Even the faux fish displays were awesome. It's really a beautiful place and not to be missed when visiting the area.
Lots of sting rays, some huge, in the large ocean tank, as well as small sharks and several species of beautiful fish................
........................and these guys hanging around the outdoor pond in the Autumn sunshine. This was a beautiful day.