Gardens under water

We have visited and photographed gardens all over the world. It occurred to us that some of the most amazing “gardenscapes” we’d ever seen were at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Check it out:

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The vivid colors and “flower” features gave the illusion of a strikingly landscaped garden in full bloom.

Strawberry anemone are tiny anthozoan (related to sea anemone).

Strawberry anemone are tiny anthozoan (related to sea anemone).

The fish only adds to the sense of an over-the-top “gardenscape”.

The fish only adds to the sense of an over-the-top “gardenscape”.

Sea anemones are known as the “flowers of the seas” and named after anemone flowers.   The sea version was actually thought to be carnivorous animals, but, recently, the sea anemone’s genetic makeup indicates a half-animal, half-plant.

Sea anemones are known as the “flowers of the seas” and named after anemone flowers.   The sea version was actually thought to be carnivorous animals, but, recently, the sea anemone’s genetic makeup indicates a half-animal, half-plant.

Is the marine life in these large aquarium tanks chosen based on a color scheme? All the colors work so well together…

Is the marine life in these large aquarium tanks chosen based on a color scheme? All the colors work so well together…

…and how about these patterns and textures?

…and how about these patterns and textures?

We love gardens, and these Technicolor marine scenes were just as beautiful and a joy to photograph as any garden that we’ve visited.

 

February 2015

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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7 Responses to Gardens under water

  1. Spectacular views! Thanks for sharing these.

  2. It makes you wonder if they are real, especially that one peek-a-boo fish.

  3. You did a great job of photographing these underwater scenes.

  4. Merrill says:

    They do look like flowers! Beautiful!

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