Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pic Today 11/12/11








WORLD'S LARGEST AQUARIUM

No, it's not in California . . .
it's not in Florida . . .

It's in Atlanta, Georgia ! ! !

Have a glimpse of the Georgia Aquarium,
the world's largest indoor aquarium . . .
home to more fish than any other aquarium,
including dolphins, beluga whales, giant manta rays and
two whale sharks, the largest fish on earth.

After visiting the Monterey Aquarium (California)
on his birthday in 2000,
Bernie Marcus, co-founder of the Home Depot,
dreamed of creating an even bigger aquarium
and donating it to his home town, Atlanta, Georgia.

5-years later, and after donating $250-million to the project,
the magnificent Georgia Aquarium opened
and houses this 10-million-gallon salt water facility.
(It took 1.7-million-pounds of salt
to create this "instant ocean.")

Standing in front of this massive underwater tank
is an experience impossible to describe.
(You are inches away from the largest, most graceful
sea creatures on our planet.)

Anemones, jelly fish & sea horses tomorrow!

14 comments:

  1. You're back!
    And bring gifts!
    Thank you for these photos are spectacular.
    What a joy!
    Rick kisses!!

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  2. Hi dear welcome back! We missed you!
    Nice shots!
    :)
    xx Ilka

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  3. I always believe that God made us all capable enough of creating miracles. It's one such example. Amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing :)

    Love,
    Bhags

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  4. Beautiful series, Rick. The last photo is pride!
    Nice weekend

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  5. Uau!!!


    BelíssimooooOOOOOOoooo

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  6. Belíssimo!
    Aqui em Gênova - Itália, tem um aquário maravilhoso! Eu o conheço... Ele é muito belo!

    Beijos

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  7. Kawai,
    Rick returned and presented us with beautiful photos.
    I love aquariums.
    Here in Japan have beautiful aquariums, any day I'll post on my blog.
    hugs
    Giovanna

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  8. Hey Rick!

    amazing pictures!
    I think small aquarium is fascinating
    how would it be to stand in this huge aquarium.......
    FASCINATING, so great to experience it :)

    I wish you a good sunday

    Susanne

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  9. Outstanding! I like this kind of aquatic photos!

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  10. These are amazing. You convinced me to stop by on our way to South Carolina.

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  11. been there; its amazing. greetings from afar.

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  12. Yikes!! I see "Jaws!"
    What an experience this must have been.
    Thank you for sharing it here Rick!

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