Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (沖縄美ら海水族館) – Okinawa Post 2

In the middle of our trip, we went north to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, home to the second largest aquarium tank in the world. The main tank is by far the most popular attraction and in all honesty, my photos don’t do it justice – perhaps this video by Jon Rawlinson in Vimeo will do a better job. Make sure to watch it in HD:

My favorite shot of the aquarium was of this massive whale shark. Keep in mind that there are not just one, but two of these with plenty of room to move around!

Apparently, the aquarium is of of a few with manta rays:

Of course, there were other exhibits with smaller tanks:

The architecture of the structure itself was a bit fascinating:

…and the natural beauty of the area was pretty amazing:

 

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4 responses to “Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (沖縄美ら海水族館) – Okinawa Post 2

  1. As always. Amazing photos! Indeed a huge aquarium for these wonderful creatures. :)

  2. Really breathtaking photos!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  3. top of my list of places to visit! :)

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