Friday, June 22, 2012

The Life Aquatic

Recently I had the opportunity to take to the water and practice my aquatic photography...

I adore Manatees, such prehistoric, gentle and lugubrious creatures, I just want to give them a big hug!

Why are Sea Lions called Sea Lions?  Just look at that face and those whiskers, they are Sea Dogs.
 Below they remind me of a group of gentlemen waiting to be served at the bar.

Who doesn't love a Dolphin, they are the living embodiment of 'smile and the world smiles with you'

Steven Spielberg has a lot to answer to, he didn't really do much for Shark PR did he! I for one am petrified of them, I really don't like them at all, I mean just look at their beady eye's, ugh!

Penguins, comical and adorable...

And incredibly fast and graceful under the water, blink and you've missed them.

Jelly fish, annoying and occasionally deadly but beautiful and ethereal in the water.

It's a well known fact that fashion and textile designers often take inspiration from the natural

Zandra Rhodes

Carolina Herrera

Jean Paul Gaultier

Versace Neon Resort Wear Spring/Summer 2013

Miu Miu

Dolce and Gabbana glittering Piranhas

"Because your worth it"!

I am sure you have all guessed that I did not so much as dip my toe in the water, all these photographs were taken at the Aquarium in Genoa's old Port, we got access all area complimentary tickets as part of our hotel deal and I must admit it was a very pleasurable way to spend a couple of hours, especially as it was raining outside!

"No please do not pull me out of the water by my tail"!

Don't think David Attenborough has anything to worry about just yet!

Wishing you all a Wonderful Weekend


  1. They are amazing places aren't they? I have been to two here in UK and spent hours being enthralled. Good pictures too, Dash.

  2. I think all of humanity needs to learn everything possible about our Earth's wildlife and their habits. All of it is just so interesting to me. Love the fashion designer names you gave these creatures. Did you guys venture down to Arenzano while in Genoa. I spent 2 weeks there one time, my girlfriend & I were the only people who spoke English, and we managed just fine. xx's

  3. No Marsha, unfortunately we did not venture as far as Arenzano, we were only in the area for three time and hopefully very soon.

  4. I am sorry because I do believe that you meant to write: "Next time and hopefully very soon along with my new friend Heather". Right? A simple typo, non? ;)

    Of course this post had me smiling from ear to ear! I loved it! The designer matches couldn't have been more spot on.

    Wishing you a gorgeous weekend--it is already the apero here!!

  5. I must admit that I am relieved that you did not go swimming with the sharks. I also loved the designer references.

    Have a great weekend -- extremely hot and muggy here in Massachusetts, but thunderstorms on the horizon.

  6. Great photos! The best part is that you didn't have to get into a wet suit.

  7. I love your fashionable fish photography Dash!! Fun!! The one of the jellyfish is fabulous!! Wishing you a happy weekend!!

  8. Dash, thank you! I'm still found the perfect fishy fashion icons.

    I love penguins - so charming and so dapper in their natural 'formal wear'.

    These photos are wonderful!!!

  9. What a fun post, Dash! I loved it and was convinced you had actually taken these shots underwater... until you spilled the beans at the end of the story :-) Well done. So happy to be back in "Le Midi!" Thank you for stopping by chez French Girl this morning. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  10. They are still wonderful photos, Dash, even if taken in the aquarium. We spent an afternoon once swimming with manatees. It was so exciting and fun. They are indeed gentle giants and fun to play with. Wish you could do that, too.

  11. My hat is off to you for the designer references and selection of photos...You've got a great eye for colours.
    Enjoy your weekend as well.

    Do you know what's happened to David?

  12. Beautiful phoyography, Dash, even if you weren't in the water with them.
    I think the jelly fish are my favorite. They are so otherwordly, aren't they?

  13. I too love the jellyfish photos. And how wise, to get such lovely underwater images while staying dry!

  14. very beautiful specimens at the aquarium, the pictures are wonderful!


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