Friday, April 27, 2012

Fantastic FNQ Photo Friday

Well it's that time of the week again. Where I get to show what a beautiful part of the world this is. I heard a Business guru on the radio this week talking about how she had lived in Cairns for a bit but thought that it was the kind of place you lived when you had accomplished everything you want to in life! I guess I can see where she's coming from if you want to climb the corporate ladder, but for those of us who love being surrounded by nature and watch beautiful Sea Eagles like this one fly through the skies then I think it's a pretty good place to live. And I definitely haven't accomplished everything I plan to in life!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Getting gro(u)ped at Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa

Although the main viewing tank that I posted on Monday is arguably the most spectacular place to watch the fish swim by there are a couple of other options. One of them comes with tables and chairs! This is the little restaurant and cafe area where the tables face huge glass panels that look out on to the tank itself. Here you can see a Giant Grouper as well as Manta Rays and large schools of fish. The Whale Sharks also swim by making it a fantastic place to fill your tummy as well as get up close and personal with the fish.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Okinawa, Japan sneak preview

OK I'll admit it. I've been very slack with the blog. But to make up for it I'll have some great images from Okinawa over the next little while. I've only just got back and am still processing but here's a little sneak preview of what to expect.

This is the Chura umi Aquarium. In the local Okinawa dialect Chura means 'beautiful' and umi is the Japanese word for 'ocean'. And, as you can see, they pretty much got the name spot on.

Somebody once said that the mark of a true professional photographer is being able to take an unattractive something and make it look beautiful. Well in this case I must have been pretty amateur because I think it would just about be impossible to make this look bad!

That's 3, count em', 3 fully grown whale sharks swimming around there. Can you notice the people in the far left hand side of the frame seemingly in the middle of the water? That's another observation deck. And to the right where the rectangles of glass are - that's the windows next to the restaurant where you can eat your lunch while these behemoths of the deep as well as Manta Rays, and huge schools of fish swim past.

I'll treat you to some more pics over the coming days before we head out in to the main island of Okinawa, Japan. It was my first time there and I hope you love the images as much as I am proud of them.