Aquarium of the Pacific

This Memorial Day Weekend was extra special, not just because it was my first three-day weekend with the startup, but because it was my wife-elect’s birthday! Her adventure of choice: The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA.

After surprising her with birthday cake, treats, and a present, we were on our way to explore marine life. It was a gorgeous sunny day in Los Angeles with clear skies and (for once) barely any traffic. To our delight, we were at the harbor within an hour!

We also decided to take the Nikon DSLR I gave her for Christmas last year, and we couldn’t be any happier with the results! It allowed us to take some incredible shots! But it also taught us just how difficult it is to be an animal photographer: very.

By the end of the day we were exhausted, but beyond thankful for the opportunity to sea so many amazing creatures up close. We even got to pet a stingray! Yeah, pet. If you are ever in town, we highly recommend the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Tell me, have you ever been to an aquarium? What is your favorite sea creature and why? Would you like to pet a fish, or do you prefer to observe from behind a glass?

(Featured Image by: Mr. Ramdolfi)

27 thoughts on “Aquarium of the Pacific

      1. You missed the winter posts! Didn’t look quite so welcoming then!πŸ₯ΆπŸ˜‚And our winter was 6 months long and very cold, lots of snow. I should have moved from here years ago!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉEnjoy your day!

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      2. Hahaha, that explains it! πŸ˜‚ I’m sorry to hear that you have such long cold winters. At least now you get to enjoy warmer weather! πŸ˜ƒ Thank you and have a fantastic day!

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  1. That sounds like a great day. Out here in Oregon we have a large aquarium in Newport. It’s one of our coastal towns. They are fun, they are exhausting but if you’re lucky to enjoy a summer day on our coast it can be a lot of fun.

    Good stuff here. Happy I found your site.

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    1. Hi Bryan, thank you for visiting my corner of the internet! Newport sounds fun! I’ll have to add it to my bucket list! Thank you for the compliment, I look forward to checking out your site!

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  2. Happy birthday to your wife πŸŽ‚ and these are beautiful pictures
    I’ve been last year to Istanbul aquarium and it was fascinating! Can’t recall the fishes names but loved the penguins so much 😊

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, kind words, and warm wishes! I will relay your comment when I get back home. πŸ˜ƒ That sounds awesome! I too love penguins! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Great photos and descriptions! I have visited two aquariums nearby: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio and Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky (across the Ohio River from Cincinnati). I found the sharks at Newport and the manatees at Columbus to be fascinating. Since I have fished back in Montana, I have touched a few fish.

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