I recently visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. I’ve been there several times before and I’ve always loved it, exploring the wonderful exhibits with Gabe. But this last visit felt unusually soothing and soft. You can see what I mean…
Beautiful photos Kim……when I lived in Calif I wanted to visit there…had heard so much about it. The octopus photo also reminds me of the documentary that I just finished watching for the first time which is extraordinary…..My Octopus Teacher….”A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.” on Netflix. It won the 2021 Oscar for Best Documentary.
Oh yes, I also loved My Octopus Teacher. I stopped eating cephalopods after reading “The Soul of An Octopus.” They are really special animals. And the lesson is that all animals are….we just don’t always understand them. Cuidate Mijo
This post makes me nostalgic for the Bay Area. I used to visit there fairly often, but haven’t in quite a while. I love San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Big Sur. Take care. Neil S.
Thanks Neil. Yes, the Bay Area is very special in so many ways.
Wonderful picture Kim… and the one of the octopus reminded me of my last visit there when I spent an hour watching this marvelous being do remarkable things… and also doing nothing which was remarkably soothing.
I didn’t even post pictures of the bat rays! I love the bat rays! Remember them?
You betcha’! The most graceful creatures on the planet.
Thanks Ramona — most of the credit goes to whoever did the lighting at the aquarium. They know how to make the fish “come alive”
They also have live cams for those of us not likely to get there. I some times just open them on my monitor for a little relax the brain time. This is my favorite, with crashing waves: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/monterey-bay-cam
Oh wow! I was channeling what you were already doing. Never knew about the live cams. “Favoriting” the link now!
They are also on YouTube. This is my other favorite. If you leave it open in another tab, during the course of the day you can see the tide coming in and out. https://youtu.be/nrUmrA68X04
And you can leave the volume up and hear the crashing waves. Very cool.
I visited there many times while living in Santa Cruz and traveling to Big Sur area. Thanks for the beautiful photos!
It’s really special. Only one thing I didn’t like — the restaurant serves fish! I bet the people who actually work with the aquarium fish everyday must wish the restaurant was vegan. LOL.
Soothing, indeed, and also beautiful. Are you now back in the USA for Thanksgiving?
Still in Mexico for a few more weeks….I was at the aquarium in October.
Great pictures Kim. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Wow, thrilling pictures❤️
Thanks — most of the credit goes to the people who set up the museum’s lighting!
Lovely! ❤ The child silhouettes remind me of a similar pic I have of my kids at an aquarium 🙂
Thank you….and I’ve learned how dated my phone camera is since I took these photos, which suggests how good the lighting is in the aquarium.