April 13, 2008

WS #32: Cowfish

Cowfish

For Weekend Snapshot #32, I'm submitting this photo of cowfish (aka boxfish) that I snapped at the newly-opened Manila Ocean Park. Aren't they adorable? So cute those puckered-up expressions on their faces. :)

My folks and I joined my brother and my niece at the oceanarium where we spent at least two hours marvelling at beautiful sea creatures. Though not completely finished (mall, hotel, dolphin show/arena etc. still in construction) and slightly lacking in variety, for ocean-lovers and frustrated divers like me, it's a pretty neat place to spend an afternoon.

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20 comments:

thess said...

Those fish are really pretty! and the colors, superb...nice photograph =)

Happy WS!

SandyCarlson said...

Those are great fish. They look like cartoon characters!

wysgal said...

That's an awesome photo. Just looking at it, my first thought was that you took up scuba diving (although I don't think I've ever seen a cowfish myself). =)

Carver said...

Wonderful shot! The colors are so vibrant.

Me & my puppies said...

How interesting, I have not seen any of this type of fish before. Great colors!

christine said...

i love the vibrant colors!

Natalie said...

I've never seen such an odd looking fish before. Great shot!

christine said...

Thank you, Thess! :) Happy WS to you too.

Haha Sandy, you're right, they do! They're such comical looking fish.

Thanks wysgal! I wish I could say I took that underwater in Tubattaha or somewhere hehe. But nope, taken through glass at the oceanarium. Someday... :)

Thank you, Carver! :)

Thanks, Christine and Natalie! :)

Anna said...

What a lovely fish. Great shot, thanks for sharing..

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katrina said...

The odd-looking creatures are the most fun to see, aren't they? :-)

So, do you think it's worth the entrance fee to go now, or wait till the place is more finished?

Jenn said...

This is one interesting fish. Great photo!

We wanted to check out the Manila Ocean Park, too, but all the hype is still there -- people say it's like being inside a sardines can! I guess we will just have to wait, after all, it is there to stay.

The 400 pesos ticket is very reasonable -- considering that the place is very big and I've seen how they filtered waters out of Manila Bay, so it's definitely worth it.

My weekend snapshots are now up, too! If you have time, please check it out here, here and here. Thanks. Have a great week ahead.

christine said...

Thanks Anna, I'll go check out your photo. :)

Katrina, yes, they're so much fun to watch. I stared at this particular aquarium longer than any of the others with the smaller fish. They made me laugh! :) I would suggest waiting, there's no rush anyway. And I'm sure after at least a couple of months, there should be less people inside so you don't have to wrestle your way to the glass to catch a glimpse of the fish or read the information they have about it on the side. It gets frustrating, especially when you want to take a photo of your niece and all you get are other people's heads.

Jenn, good idea to wait, like I was just telling Katrina. My niece is only visiting from Bacolod so we brought her, otherwise I would have waited as well. :) Heading over to your site now too.

Ruy said...

We went here for our daughter's 1st birthday last March and officemates have been asking me if it's good. I say if you want to explore something new and educational (specially if you have kids), this is the only place of its kind here in the Philippines. We had a lot of fun specially whenever Andrea (our baby)would point at the different fishes with a big grin and wide eyed astonishment.
Great photograph! Did you use the flash?;p

mtan said...

We caught a couple of shots of the cowfishes feeding; they stick some fish food on a stick and then fiddle with it so they'll eat the stuff. They look really cute nibbling. I'll have to ask if you can view R's photos, especially of Siquijor.

christine said...

I agree completely, Ruy. My niece was in heaven too. :) And that for me was worth more than what we spent to get in.
And thanks! No I didn't use the flash so I was actually really surprised this didn't come out more blurred. I'm allergic to flash, at least until I get my external one, I hardly use it unless I have absolutely no choice anymore.

Mila, yes please!! I'd love love love to see those pictures. Thanks. :)

Jean Chia said...

i've nvr been to any marine or ocean park! must have been great huh! those fishes are so cute! :)

Jean Chia

Ginny said...

Aww, they are soooo cute!!!

christine said...

Hello Jean and Ginny! Aww they're glad you think so too. :D

KZ Cabins said...

wow! what vibrant colors! lovely photo!

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