Atlanta, Georgia, January 2008 [Click to embiggen]
As we stood in this magical place, virtually surrounded by a world we had previously only read about, I found it difficult to decide what to look at first. Countless fish, including this shark, cruised silently and effortlessly, seemingly ignoring the thousands of air-breathers who fogged the windows as they traipsed through day after endless day.
Quick pause: I know that sharks aren't technically fish. I suppose cartilagenous predators might be a little more appropriate. How's that? Good. Let's resume...I learned that day that aquarium photography is more challenging than skateboarding under the influence. Sure, it looks easy at first, but the sheer impossibility of accomplishing anything without leaving a figurative piece of yourself splattered on the ground soon becomes all too apparent. I'm glad I had a big memory card that day.
Your turn: What would you name this critter?