Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sea Horses & Sea Dragons

images from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA, February 2010



After the morning spent at Point Lobos, I met a friend at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and took in the marvelous show currently on display, The Secret Lives of Seahorses. The last time I was at the Aquarium, I had seen the amazing jellyfish program, and this experience was just as well-done, just as beautiful. I made a few photos of the seahorse show, but also of the Aquarium in general. And it was interesting to encounter a quote from Robinson Jeffers in the tidal pool room, in the day after having been at the annual Robinson Jeffers conference.






leafy sea dragon


leafy sea dragon




weedy sea dragon






brain coral

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4 Comments:

Blogger Elisabeth said...

The Jeffers' quote is wonderful here against the backdrop of sea life. Thanks, Art.

5:40 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Yeah, it was particularly cool given the occasion and the timing.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful photos, sea horses and sea dragons are just amazing

3:26 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

It's always amazing to me how often nature produces creatures and images and places that are beyond anything we might have imagined as possible. That's why we can still look up at the stars at night, or into the ocean depths, as Arthur C. Clarke reminded us, and feel a sense of wonder: there's still so much to be discovered, still so many mysteries to explore.

10:12 AM  

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