Posted on November 3, 2013
Posted by John Scalzi
Seahorses at the Shedd Aquarium, November 2013.
Seahorses are so cool.
I went to gradeschool at The Avery Coonley School, in Downer’s Grove. Our mascot was the seahorse, because they move “Onward and Upward”! :-)
Wow, I agree with the above poster: magical
They’re adorable and part of me wants to pet them, though I know it’s not possible and would probably be a bad idea! I also want to pet the picture because it’s lovely and -ehm- I’m kind of weird that way?
When I learned about Web Content Management, we had to set up the structure of a site, in Drupal, about a random subject. I wrote about seahorses on the ground that they’re adorable! That is SO a valid reason when selecting a subject!
Now JoCo’s “Seahorse” is going to be stuck in my head all day.
For those who’d like to play at home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3cIGww74pw (buy the album at http://www.jonathancoulton.com!)
Is that the aquarium in which Dresden fights the Denarians?
This is bugging me. I’ll have to go check.
Great picture! I always enjoy watching seahorses.
Nice! I have fond memories of visiting the Shedd Aquarium when I was really teeny.
That’s a really neat photo.
*love* this — thanks for sharing. :)
Oh, I forgot to mention the Shedd! Did you see the Beluga whales? I visit them whenever I’m in the city.
Do you have any tips on taking photos in aquariums? This is a really good photo and miles above what I’ve been able to manage trying to capture seahorses, sea dragons, jellyfish, etc.
Take a whole bunch of photos. One of them will likely turn out.
Also, in this particular case, use a good camera (this is my Nikon d5100).
I hope that there will be a photo of authentic Chicago pizza coming soon. Preferably with BACON.
I am disturbingly reminded of a certain story by Charles Stross..
Coming from the West Coast, I am irrationally weirded out by aquariums that aren’t directly on the actual ocean.
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