Wednesday 24 July 2013

Osaka Aquarium

I want to finish some pending posts before I close the blog. One of the few things I planned to visit beforehand was the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. It is one of the biggest indoor aquariums worldwide and has some very rare animals. The aquarium is located on an island close to the Osaka port but it can be reached very conveniently with public transport.
I saw a lot of cool animals but making photos of things behind glass is always challenging.
I hope you enjoy some of my better photos:

Chinese giant salamander

Capybara - the largest rodent in the world

Personally I like (living) Octopus a lot.

The most popular animal of the Osaka aquarium is the whale shark. They are very large shark feeding on plankton like whales. The two in Osaka are comparably small with around 5 meter  each. There are very few places in the world where you can see this fish.

A Whale shark having lunch.
Japanese spider crabs are the largest crabs in the world. Naturally the just occur in the ocean around Japan mostly around Honshu.

Many Japanese spider crabs

1 comment:

  1. So cool! I really enjoyed how you had little trivia before each animal. Your photos were fantastic, but I definitely think the spider crab one is the best one. It seems like the two crabs are about to have a duel or something. xD