Bumpy Bubba in Baltimore (6) - National Aquarium
One of the great place we went was the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
^_^ My trip partners for this time. Only one green leaves with all the red roses. :P
Do you notice anything about this picture? Look very careful before you scroll down.
Holy cold. Look how gracefully this bird was using its Self Alevation Kung Fu walking on the frozen sea. Yes, Baltimore was that cold.
We were there at 10.00 am. 15 minutes before the premise was opened.
Yap, we got the ticket for a dolphin show too. Y^_^Y
The aquarium has different zones showing creatures from around the region. One of my favorite was this Tidal Coast. It looked quite different from the other zone.
Well, the fish and sea creatures not a big attraction to me as I have seen much more in Kaiyukan (my personal experiences here and here) and the real underwater (Example here, here, here and here). However, this is a wonderful place for family to spend a good time. Great place for little children to have a real 1st time experience with their underwater friends.
Instead of the living creatures in those big aquarium, I was more fascinated with other stuffs.
My favorite wall. ^_^ I tried to figure out the owners of these body parts, but still my knowledge was very limited for me to know all of them. :P
Did it look like a stone? Hehe... that's why it is named Stonefish.
Now I know what were these. It was actually part of the kelp!! Cool~~~ One of my wish lists is to be able to dive in a kelp forest someday.
I have a love hate feeling towards this fish.
This was actually a piranha's skull. Wow! Very different from the normal fish, isn't it?
My very familiar kind of environment, the rainforest. I miss spending my time just walking in those paths and inhaling the most wonderful fresh air.
This red bird flew up to the twig and gave its feather a good comb with its beak.
Next, I joined this huge crowd.
Tralala~~~ for the 2 adorable dolphins to show off their talents.
^_^ Oh yes, these 2 cuties sure won themselves a lot of great applause.
The dolphin show was over. Enjoyable moment.
However, my greatest fun for the day, have to credit to these amphibians.
*Rabbit~~~* May I present you... THE FROGS!!
Ok, these two were the normal looking frogs. Get ready for the coming pictures...
Ewww~~~ so slimy.
Among all, my favorite for the day. These blue frogs. The color just looked too fake to be real. But, they were real for good.
In general, colorful frogs are venomous. The animals kingdom know that. Therefore, some smart frog decided to evolve and turn into one of these colourful bad frogs to camouflage themselves.
"Hey, I am very poisonous, get out of my way!"
Oolala~~~ thanks to this frog, I have a chance to see the underneath of a frog. :P
We ended our aquarium visiting after the frog exhibition.
Oh yes baby... Time for lunch! We were so hungry that we just wanted to rock ourselves until the restaurant. ^_^
*Lunch~ lunch~ lunch~*
However, the road to the lunch was not an easy one. Very cold~~~~ grrrrrr....
Even the snow didn't get a chance to totally melted away. They were as hard as ice rock.
Here was A showed you how to make use of a tall guy to block the cold wind. Tee hee hee...
Baltimore is definitely a beautiful city. I wish I has more time to appreciate the artistic side of it. February was really cold for a good visiting. I bet this place will be great for summer vacations.
Adios Baltimore, see you!