Sunday, December 4, 2011

Postcard from underwater III

For someone who isn't keen on fish, I seem to spend a lot of time at aquariums. It always strikes me as weird that somewhere as far from the coast as Birmingham has such a large Sea Life Centre and even weirder that when I have visitors they want to go there.

It has improved since my last visit a couple of years ago. There are now otters (aaahhh!) and a 4-D cinema. In which the fourth dimension is...guess what...water!

The otters were cute but moved too fast for my camera. I had to stand still for a long time to get a shot in which it appeared the fish were kissing. Now I know how the paparazzi feel.

7 comments:

Timberati said...

Ah, I wonder if I'll ever see another postcard from K and one appears. I agree with you about the otters. They look as though life is a great bit of fun. Wonderful.

postcardsfromk said...

If it weren't for the diet of fish, I'd quite like to be an otter...

Lexi said...

What do those fish look like when they're not wearing fancy dress?

Timberati said...

Like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/30/Monkfish.jpg/220px-Monkfish.jpg

postcardsfromk said...

Yuk! Norm, that fish is hideous.
I met a Lion Fish (as above) while snorkelling once. Beautiful, but alarming as I'd been told to avoid them. They bite or sting or something...

Lexi said...

No, K, it's not that - I think they just make anyone look under-dressed beside them.

You snorkel?

postcardsfromk said...

Hi Lexi
It's not a regular habit. Hate to think what I might see if I tried snorkelling in the canals of Birmingham...
K