These are a few of the residents at the shark aquarium at Mandalay Bay Hotel. I love sharks! Teddy ate local basking shark with Vietnamese sauce at our wedding lunch in Wales. Before I set off for the Grand Canyon, I had an afternoon to visit this aquarium. It was good, not the best I have been to, but gave some respite to the chaos of Vegas.
I had my new camera with me and I am so impatient that I didn’t read the instructions. It took me a while to figure out how to turn the flash off. Once I did, the photographs were great quality through glass. Wouldn’t this lioness’ costume inspire a lovely dress?
These rays had the most beautiful outfits on. The black one looked like velvet.
Catfish are my favorite type of fish, probably because of their whiskers. They taste quite nice too, especially blackened.
Starfish just make me feel happy – they look like little hands waving at you. I loved the delicate brocade on her seams.
Until this moment, I have never seen rays flapping their fins. So graceful and elegant.
The last photograph of jelly fish is my favorite – it looks like some alien world. Beautifully different and somehow alluring.
My long hot walk along the Strip to get to the Mandalay Bay Hotel was worth it just to see these wonderful creatures and I didn’t gamble a cent.