Aquarium photography

Figure 1 - Scuba diver at the National Aquarium, 2005, (c) DE Wolf, 2013

Figure 1 – Scuba diver at the National Aquarium, 2005, (c) DE Wolf, 2013

The day before yesterday I posted an image from the Wikimedia Commons showing a whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium.  I love this image and the way both the creature’s size and the enthusiasm of the crowd is portrayed by people against the glass in silhouette.  It reminded me of one of my first digital images that was taken on a family trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD.  I thought that I would share it here with you as Figure 1.

In the picture one of the divers sent in to feed the fish, presumably to stop them from feeding on each other, comes face to face with a crowd of onlookers.  A fish darts by and becomes an incoherent blur in the upper left. The picture is made by the really cool bathing cap that the diver is wearing and the stream of brightly lit air bubbles.

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