We went to Dallas this Sunday. We went to meet a friend and took the opportunity to go to the Dallas World Aquarium. It was very expensive, but soooo cool. We took over 200 photos. It was so hard to choose 20 or less to show. And the photos don't do the amazing animals and aquarium justice.
We loved the anteater. First thing we really saw when we walked in.
Then we turned turned around and realized we were in the rainforest.
You start to the top and slowly circle down 3 stories, maybe 4. We ended up under the water you see there.
There were birds and monkeys everywhere, but our favorite was the sloth. I walked right under him, nothing but leaves between us. He was slow, but in a deliberate way, not so slow you can't see me moving, way.
Hey big fellow, you can just stay right there.
They had several areas with bats. So cool to watch them fly around and move.
These mata mata turtles look so weird! I probably would miss it in the wild.
They had a tank of stingrays. They were so cool to watch. There was stingrays in other spots, but this was the only place I could get good photos.
Manatee! They are so big, it was amazing.
I loved the huge catfish. The whole tank was filled with huge fish.
I think my favorite was the coral reefs they had set up from 12 different countries. They had amazing sea anemones and fish and other life.
Kiss the fish, Kiss it! Yes, my husband was really saying that and Matthew was declining. The fish looked like it wanted a fish kiss.
They had several types of sea dragons. If I could have, they would have come home with me. I could have watched them for hours.
I don't know their name, but Phil says they are garden eels. In any case, they'd come up out of the sand and then hide again. You'd never know they were there.
This frog kept trying to climb up to Matthew's finger. They had all different colors of poison dart frogs.
They had another area where you walk through an arched walkway made of glass under an aquarium. Huge sharks and turtles swim by and over you. This sawfish loved attention and swam slow enough I could get his picture. I have a photo with a hammerhead headed straight for the boys.
This loggerhead sea turtle was massive!
We weren't sure what they were, but they looked like beautiful buzzards to us.
The last stop was the penguins. I love their feet! They are Black-footed penguins from the tip of South Africa, where the weather is similar to Dallas. Who would have thought it!
Hope you enjoyed a peek into our afternoon adventure. It was super hard to get great shots through water, plexiglass, and wire, but I think we pulled out some decent shots.