Birds Up Close at the Vancouver Aquarium

I’m embarrassed to admit it’s be years (possibly 15) since I visited the Aquarium in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Fortunately, I was able to correct that oversight recently when I was invited to check out the new summer exhibit, Birds Up Close which runs until September 5th.

Birds Up Close @ the Vancouver Aquarium

Aside from the regular attractions at the Aquarium, such as the belugas:

Vancouver Aquarium

the jellyfish:
Vancouver Aquarium

the spinnaker dolphins:
Vancouver Aquarium

and the super cute sea otters that hold hands:
Vancouver Aquarium

Birds Up Close give guests a chance to see a number of birds, um, up close like this great horned owl:

Birds Up Close @ the Vancouver Aquarium

Bald eagles:

Birds Up Close @ the Vancouver Aquarium

Birds Up Close @ the Vancouver Aquarium

and turkey vultures:

Birds Up Close @ the Vancouver Aquarium

Birds Up Close @ the Vancouver Aquarium

It was pretty amazing to see so many animals and birds right in front of you (up close even)…I can’t imagine it will be years before I return to the Aquarium again. Thanks to Jonah Lewis and the Vancouver Aquarium for inviting me down to check it out.

You can view my full set of photos and videos from Birds Up Close on Flickr.

2 Comments

  1. Raul says:

    I’ve read your blog for years and seen your photos for years too, and every time I see them again I am just amazed at your talent, John. And your modesty (which as we both know, is very scarce in my own case). You rock in so many ways. As a friend, as a photographer, as a geek, as a human. Just thought I’d say this.

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