This post contains pictures of sharks. Since I know people who are very scared of sharks, I just wanted to warn you.
In my last post about my Valencia visit, I promised you that next time would be the best part of the entire trip. I wasn’t lying. Here it is. We visited Europe’s biggest aquarium: Oceanogràfic! It was so amazing and I think I took more pictures there than I did during the rest of the trip.
It was seriously the most beautiful and stunning experience, and we were so blown away we just walked around the aquarium in silence. Oh and the most important part – the fish and birds looked well cared for and happy.
Met Patrick. There was one area for the Mediterranean sea, which was pretty amazing. The aquarium parts were all underground, so everything was dark apart from the aquariums. Very dramatic. This one looked genuinely happy to see us. He swam up to the glass and looked at us. I love him.
This one tank with the boat was extra pretty.More patricks and one of those spiky balls. What are they called? There are such weird things in the sea. Apparently you can eat them because they were sold at the market we were at a few days later. :(
We found flamingos! They weren’t even in a cage or anything because apparently there are flamingos around Valencia anyway????? Crazy. To be honest they were quite stinky but still cool. Flamingo + funky house.And then there was an actual gigantic cage that had birds in it! Like Ibis and stuff! I don’t remember the other names that’s why I said and stuff! They were like swamp birds I think, because that’s was why they’re at Oceanogràfic.
The cage was so big that we spent like 15 minutes just walking around inside it. Pretty cool. I was super scared to get pooped on though. Seriously, the floor was FILLED with poop. :( I survived poop-free though.
There wasn’t just birds in there, but these cuties as well. <3And this one was super brave and just sat there looking at everyone. SO CUTE. Look at that little face. Most of them were just chilling though.
Got pretty close to this one! But then he got upset and put his beak under his wing.In the back there were these bright orange ones that you didn’t really get a good look at. They looked pretty though.And then this Ibis was CRAZY. He started running towards me along that edge looking all happy to see me. And when he came close he just started looking at me like he was thinking of jumping up onto my shoulder! (I’ve seen that look many times with my opportunistic cat who uses you as a climbing device whenever he sees a path to a non-explored area.) It was all too close for comfort so I ran away. Big birds are a bit scary. It was seriously the perfect day. I miss Valencia weather. :( But it’s 27 C there now which is way too hot so I guess I’m happy to be back home. :DFunky flowers! This tank had a super blue light, which made it super easy to take pictures of. :)))) *sarcasm*
This is how big the aquariums were! Like there were ones that were a lot bigger! Okay I don’t know if that’s actually impressive, but I’ve only been to the aquarium in Stockholm before and they have one tank that is like this big and then a couple of small ones. But told my friend about it and she said she had been to an aquarium in the states that had a basking shark, and they’re huuuge. Anyway, I was mostly just blown away by how beautiful it all was. They’re noisy and blurry, but I love these pictures.
And then there was a tank filled with jellyfish. There’s something special about pictures of jellyfish. <3
Look at them! Next to them were these tiny rainbow spaceships! I’m not kidding.
They were actually twinkling!
And then the most magical part – the tropical fish tunnel. Fish all around you and the blue carpet and the light passing through the water made this a truly magical experience. Actual mermaid heaven.
I am a little bit grossed out by coral reefs for some reason, but they’ are kinda pretty. The tunnel led to a room with more tanks!
And then we had to go back to this window to the sea lions and I was just taking a random picture of it when this guy swam past! Pro skills.
Next aquarium part was the one with the sharks! They do look quite scary when they come swimming towards you.
They were accompanied with some fish! I was just confused about why they didn’t eat all of them?
The sandy floor looked super dreamy. I love this pattern.This tank was a tunnel too but I didn’t get a picture of it. Anyway, had sharks swimming above me. Saw all the teeth. ALL THE TEETH. Spooky.But this one just looks a bit stupid. Sorry sharky.And then we were done with the sharks and went outside to look at some flowers again!Next stop: Mr Walrus!They had the best lighting.
I just ended up taking pictures of the light streaming through the water. Gonna use this in some photo manipulations.
They kept swimming upside down? Is this something they do? Also there was a beluga whale across the room, but it kept hiding so I couldn’t get a picture of it. It looked cute though.
BUT LOOK AT THIS LIGHT.And then some penguins! So cute!
And we missed the dolphin show so we didn’t get to see the dolphins, and was too tired when we got to the butterflies so we had ice cream outside and then we went home. So that was our day at Oceanogràfic!
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