Seattle Aquarium

©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
The Seattle Aquarium was so great. My kids loved the area where you can touch some of the living plants and things.


©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
The way  you can see into the jellyfish is creepy, mysterious, and absolutely fascinating all at the same time. This page from the Seattle Aquarium on their moon jellyfish is really interesting and informative. For more information about these fascinating creatures click this link!
Bubble especially loved the jellyfish display. He grabbed both sides of it with his hands and got his face really close staring into it. I wasn’t fast enough with the camera to capture that moment. It was quite cool to be able to walk under it and look up and around and see the jellyfish. There were so many in there too! 
©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
We walked down a looped hallway that was lined with different tanks that contained different types of fish. I love how strange aquatic life looks, how vibrant in color, and how the shapes are just so unique. There were far too many fish, and photos to choose from.

So I am showing you the extremely trimmed down version, I hope to have the majority of the photos I took live on my photography blog soon. These are just my top favorites from this visit. I plan to visit many more aquariums in the future. This might very well be my new obsession!

©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
There was a part in the lower level, with windows that looked out into the Puget Sound waters. It was so amazing to know that those fish were outside in the water. There were two types of seal. I was having some photography malfunctions while we were there so I didn’t get a ton of great photos of the otters, or the seals. I haven’t ever shot photos in that type of environment before so it was definitely a learning experience on more than one front.

The seals were swimming around the tank in big circles, and they are fast! When we got to the penguin display Bubble got really scared and held onto daddy so tightly. He apparently is very afraid of penguins in real life. I found this odd because one of his favorite movies is the Penguins of Madagascar.

©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols
©2016 Purl Moon Company and Lacie Nichols

Otters are my favorite because they hold hands when they sleep so they won’t drift apart. I think I have always love otters because of that. The animal fact sheet on the Seattle Aquarium page says that they spend 15% of their day grooming, by rolling in the water it removes food and other debris.

When Buggy was little and he was sick we always held hands as we slept, he didn’t like me to put my arm across him, but he wanted to cuddle, he settled for holding hands. The otters were absolutely adorable! This one just got done spinning in the water chasing his tale! You can watch the video here on my youtube!

For more information about the animals in my photos click hereHave you ever been to an aquarium? What is your favorite aquatic wildlife?

 
 

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