Thursday, August 30, 2012

Never trust a shark's smile.....!

Most people would swim in the other direction when seeing a shark approaching, but not Bill, check out his diving blog, (fearsome image indeed) I have a strong feeling that this might have been the shot he was taking while I was taking the 'bigger picture' below, what do you think? Thankfully these sharks in the tank at AQWA (check out the virtual tour) are well fed. I did take a bit of video also but haven't had a chance to look at it yet, hope it looks as good as this, somehow I don't think so!!  Meanwhile nephew was entranced by the whole scenario..for myself I think the following poem by Helen Moore definitely applies! Take care!

I went to the aquarium and in a tank so dark
I saw a smooth and swimmy shape and knew it was a shark
.I went to the aquarium and through a wall of glass
I saw that shark and thought..Oh what a lot of teeth he has!
He swam around so quietly, he swam around so quick
I'm awfully glad that his tank had, that wall of glass so thick!





38 comments:

  1. how very cool.. love that poem

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  2. Y nosotros, siempre tras los cristales.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  3. These are terrific and a great poem, too! I love the young one watching so closely!! Hope your week is going well, Grace!! Enjoy!

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  4. I love these aquarium captures! Beautiful blues and wonderful poem too. I think Bill took that shot on his blog just as you were snapping yours here! :) Also, that diving clip is great, thanks for this refreshing virtual water 'tour.'

    (I loved your comment re: remembering Hugh Laurie on Blackadder - I've actually never watched him on House, though I hear he's good, but have great memories of him on Blackadder and Jeeves & Wooster).

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  5. Da fürchte ich mich ja schon beim zuschauen...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  6. Not an activity for me. Love the poem, Grace!

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  7. You know...I've already had several nightmares about sharks! LOL
    But I think they are mysterious and gracious!
    Thanks for introducing Bill's blog.

    hugs and a nice day to you!
    Lëia

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  8. Can you see me swimming out of here?! Wonderful photos though!

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  9. Love that poem, the photos also, but I wouldn't be in that aquarium!

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  10. Love the poem, and the photos! I would not be so brave!

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  11. I personally prefer goldfishes, having met a big white nose to nose in the Red Sea 20 years ago.Guess he wasn't hungry...
    But then, I wouldn't dive in a fish bowl either.

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  12. Hi, dear Grace! I like the colors of your shots and the poem. Have a nice afternoon.
    Erika from Italy.

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  13. People who swim with sharks need their head examined. And, of course, their tank. Sheesh!

    Cool photos. Cool kid. Cool poem.

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  14. Great post Grace! - and about as close as I want to get to a shark!

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  15. A.great capture Grace .... I'm sure your nephew was enthralled.

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  16. Something nasty happened in our aquarium when a public dive was underway, but I can't recall exactly what now.

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  17. I'll reamamber that advice!))

    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

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  18. nous voila dans le grand bleu. on a l'impression que l'enfant a envie de jouer avec les plongeurs

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  19. Oh dear, that is one very scary looking creature. Bill is a brave man.

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  20. That is so amazing. Love the blues of the shark. I don't think they're scary but if I ever see on in the ocean, I think I may at some point freak out:) I'll hide behind my camera and pretend it will protect me:) Love your visit to this place.

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  21. love your shots...very happy your nephew was safe and sound on the non sharky side of the tank ;)

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  22. They cannot take the elevator so I'm safe!


    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=
    > < } } ( ° >

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  23. C'est magnifique!
    Quelle chance à ceux qui ont la possibilité de nager dans de tes aquariums!

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  24. Sometimes the same when a stranger smiles at you !

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  25. They have soooo many teeth to smile with don't they.

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  26. It is scary to be so close to all those sharp theeth. BtW, I like your new blogger with the bigger photos, s much nicer.

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  27. hee hee...
    «Louis» would much prefer to be on the outside of the glass as is the little boy. «Louis» does not relish the thought of becoming an hors d'oeurve for sharks...

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  28. Great shots Grace, was a fun day, and both "boys" enjoyed - mission achieved!

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  29. I like the way you included your nephew in the photos. It combined both worlds.

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  30. Ah, the wonderment of a child! Very nice photos, Grace. I was at the aquarium in Baltimore last week and shiver as I think of all the sharks. It takes a brave soul to feed the sharks and I would worry about being the "food" that they preferred!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  31. Great shots Grace, I personally would prefer to stand where you are, safe behind the strengthened glass! Have a nice weekend...

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  32. Cool captures and lovely poem :)

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  33. Great title! :-) I love watching the maintenance going on in the central tank of Lisbon's Ocenário.

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