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Touching a Stingray at Adventure Aquarium

Posted by
Susy (Allentown, PA, United States) on 7 January 2019 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

"Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 15,000 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States, the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition."

Apple iPhone 6 1/30 second F/2.2 ISO 160 5 mm

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Thank you for your attention to my work and your comments and appreciation!!! I seek to inspire and enjoy capturing and interpreting and bringing my work to Aminus3. I very much enjoy viewing your work!!!!!!! Thank you, Susy

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue et scène ce jeu quei touche cette raie merveilleuse vue et scène
Belle journée

7 Jan 2019 5:36am

@Nicou: Yes, I very much enjoyed this museum and watching the children interact!!!! Thank you, Nicou!!!!!

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Belle rencontre entre deux mondes! J'apprécie la lumière qui se réfracte sur la raie et qui baigne le visage de l'enfant! 5*
Bon début de semaine lumineuse!

7 Jan 2019 7:18am

@Benkirane Thami: Thank you so much, I very much appreciate as I enjoyed the process of observing and I even touched myself, so lots of fun!!!! Have a good week!!!! Susy

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle recherche

7 Jan 2019 8:52am

@Existence Artistique: Thank you!!!!!!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, you can touch ? Very nice aquarium.

7 Jan 2019 9:41am

@Hiro: Yes, Hi Hiro, and was so nice to watch and participate!!!! Fun!!!!! Have a good week!!!! Susy

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Surely an interesting experience. Nice shot.

7 Jan 2019 10:03am

@Ralf Kesper: Thank you, Ralf, I'm glad it shows her fascination and was a lot of movement with the people so I'm glad this one came out. Have a good week!!!!! Susy

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a magical moment!

7 Jan 2019 2:01pm

@Ruthiebear: Hi Ruthie, Yes, was there later in the day so not too congested and very much enjoyed!!!! Have a good week!!!! Susy

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing !!!

7 Jan 2019 6:45pm

@omid: Thank you, Omid!!!! Very much!!!! I'm catching the shots with my iPhone and not using fancy equipment, well, iPhones have lots of technology within, but I'm glad this one came out. Have a good week!!!! Susy

k@ from Paris, France

Great light on the face of the kid too !

7 Jan 2019 8:13pm

@k@: Yes, light is all around us, even without seeing it on her face, but thank you!!!!!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great up close and personal capture with this sting ray!

8 Jan 2019 12:49am

@Steven: Hi Steven, yes, they feel really smooth and they swim fast and so that feeling does not last. Thank you!!!!! Susy

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A fabulous image. It sounds like a wonderful place. I would love to visit there someday.

8 Jan 2019 2:03am

@Elaine Hancock: Elaine, Thank you so much!!!! You will love it I'm thinking, I've been a few times and always enjoy! They have a new part where you can walk above the sharks, hahahah and look downward. At the end they had a photographer taking shots and of course one can purchase, but turns out they both came out unclear. Hopefully the photographer doesn't get in trouble:(. But, yes, great aquarium!!!! Also, the setting is cool against the waterfront and I took snaps also of the small penguins outside and the huge hippos, wow, they are so cool!!!! Thank you, Elaine!!!!

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

fantastic capture of this magical moment !

8 Jan 2019 5:12am

@Nina: Thank you, Nina, always tricky to catch a shot there as they people are moving quickly and not really time to set it up and wait. I just did it quickly, too and glad I got a decent one to share!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Looks a trifle risky to me :) Nicely composed with good colour and light

8 Jan 2019 2:04pm

@grouser: No, it wasn't bad, I didn't hesitate, well, maybe a drop:). But, they jus swam by quickly and didn't stop to sniff our fingertips:) Thank you, grouser!!!!

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. What a wonderful moment you have captured. Thank you for the interesting information on this adventure aquarium. It must have been great experience. :)

8 Jan 2019 3:31pm

@Sam: You are most welcome and thank you!!!! Yes, very special!!!!

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

Very interesting your explanations.

8 Jan 2019 4:36pm

@Claudiel: Thank you!!!!!!

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

On peut toucher ... Génial.
Jolie scène.

8 Jan 2019 8:30pm

@tataray: Thank you so much!!!! Susy