SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium in the Mall of America
My alternate title would be Stingray, Jelly Fish and Sharks, Oh My! See the full SEA LIFE gallery.
I enjoyed a return trip to SEA LIFE Aquarium in the Mall of America. As a photographer I often hope these places will be empty so I can get good shots without a mass of people. On a Friday it was pretty busy but not so much where I couldn’t maneuver.
Poseidon just hanging out in the deep end.
The underwater statues are really cool to see. I wish they had a few more. They really should have a guy in a diving bell suit.
The sharks, fish and even a sea turtle can swim direcly overhead too. You can see more photos in my previous gallery here Sea Life Aquarium.
Moon Jelly Room
The Moon Jelly room is one of the coolest areas. The lights cycle through different colors illuminating the jelly fish in the tanks.
This guy in front was really hamming it up for the camera.
If you will be taking photos be sure to bring a fast lens and prepare to shoot at high ISO. It’s lower light than you realize and some of the fish and sharks move pretty fast. Also get your camera as close to the glass as possible to minimize reflections.
Here’s the link to the official site if you’re interested in visiting.
Awesome. It’s always interesting to visit aquariums.
Thank you Cardinal. It is a well put together display and very challenging to photograph. It’s always way darker for the camera than it appears.
Yes and like you’ve mentioned: there’s reflections and people. Plus the fishes don’t really care if you’ve just found the perfect composition or not.