The Complete Guide to Aquariums

Aquarium and Fish Care Tactics

Aquarium and Fish Care Tactics

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Are Closer Than You Think By Peter Kolonia

Think you can't get good pictures there because it's too dark, too crowded, or too photographically challenging We know three guys who disagree. They're staff photographers at some of the nation's most-visited aquariums, and each assures us that you can get great pictures of some of the planet's most amazing creatures with equipment you probably already own.

Anemonefishes and host anemones

Anemonefish are not inherently immune to the sting of the sea anemone, but appear to develop a resistance to the nematocysts. In experiments done in aquariums, anemonefish introduced to a new sea anemone will perform a prolonged dance, approaching the sea anemone hesitantly, appearing to get stung, retreating, recovering,

Protect Your Gear

Many indoor locations (including museums, aquariums, public buildings, etc.) don't allow you to shoot on a tripod, even though these locations generally have very low museum-like lighting. However, in some cases you can apply for a free permit to shoot on a tripod -such as the one shown above from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art you just have to ask in advance. I've had a number of instances where, by asking in advance, they would let me come in before or after hours to shoot when nobody's there (alleviating their fear that someone might trip on my tripod and sue them). Sometimes government buildings or museums will let you apply for a permit so you can shoot during their regular open hours, but often they'll have you come before or after hours, which I actually prefer. So, usually it's just me and a security guard shooting at five o'clock in the morning or nine o'clock at night, but at least I've got a stable shooting platform, I'm getting sharp shots because I'm on a tripod,...

Apply for Permits to Shoot with Your Tripod

Many indoor locations (including museums, aquariums, public buildings, etc.) don't allow you to shoot on a tripod, even though these locations generally have very low museum-like lighting. However, in some cases you can apply for a free permit to shoot on a tripodsuch as the one shown above from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Artyou just have to ask in advance. I've had a number of instances where, by asking in advance, they would let me come in before or after hours to shoot when nobody's there (alleviating their fear that someone might trip on my tripod and sue them). Sometimes government buildings or museums will let you apply for a permit so you can shoot during their regular open hours, but often they'll have you come before or after hours, which I actually prefer. So, usually it's just me and a security guard shooting at five o'clock in the morning or nine o'clock at night, but at least I've got a stable shooting platform, I'm getting sharp shots because I'm on a tripod, and...

Inon Uk

However there are other competitions, one of which we feature in this very issue whose rules state Use of Photos by the NC Aquariums All entered photographs will become the property of the North Carolina Aquariums and may be used without further compensation for a variety of purposes including, blah blah blah etc etc . Basically they do what they like with the pictures. The North Carolina Aquariums are looking for your best shots. Each year, the state's three public aquariums get together to conduct an Underwater Photography contest. The contest is designed especially for amateur and non-professional photographers and no entry fee is required. Deadline for this year's entries is December 31, 2004. Winners will be announced on or before March 31, 2005. Now in its fourth year, the contest is sponsored by East Carolina Bank. The aquariums stage the underwater photo contest to highlight the state's rich aquatic resources and to recognize excellence in amateur photography. Employees of the...

The Portfolio

Together they are constantly looking at ways of earning a living from Tony's images supplying them not only to the major aquariums in the UK and abroad, but also corporate companies for advertising purposes. For Tony it is the pursuit of excellence which drives him constantly onward, trying out new techniques, the majority of which he learned as a land photographer -some work some don't.

And Mike Veitch

Next year we will launch the curriculum to 60 million students across the U.S., from Kindergarten to 12th grade. It will be available to each and every school There are four levels, each available free through the internet. We will be conducting another nationwide tour at schools and aquariums with special guests such as Dr. Sylvia Earle and Dr. Robert Ballard. The following year we will launch the program worldwide through the United Nations.

Flash And Glass

If you find yourself in a situation where you want to use your flash to shoot through a window or display case, try placing your lens right against the glass so that the reflection of the flash won't be visible in your image (Figures 8.18 and 8.19). This is extremely useful in museums and aquariums.

By Jurgen Brauer

What to do when the photography urge itches but you can't get wet Answer grab your camera gear and go to a nearby aquarium. And grab your diving gear just in case some aquariums, as my daughter and I found out, do let you jump right in. Many aquariums of course recruit volunteer divers for fish feeding and tank cleaning duties. That is a good option for local divers. But what's the traveler to do We have found, to our delight, that you do not always have to be in the water to take interesting underwater photographs. The jellyfish tank on the cover page - this one in Cape Town's Two Oceans Aquarium - certainly evokes plenty of underwater memories. More on Cape Town later in the story. I report on three very different kinds of aquariums. The first is the venerable Berlin Aquarium which we visited in the summer of 2002. Opened on 18 August 1913, the year before World War I, it is actually aquarium, terrarium, and insectarium all in one. Built adjacent to the Berlin Zoo smack in the city...

Gillian McDonald

Sandtiger sharks, also known as grey nurse and ragged tooth sharks in other parts of the world, are popular in aquariums. They can grow to over ten feet in length and weigh more than 350 pounds. Sandtigers are found throughout a wide range of temperate waters and possess the unique ability to hover motionlessly in the water column. Like divers, sandtiger sharks use air to regulate their buoyancy. To do this they swim to the surface, open their mouth ridiculously wide and gulp air. This is a behavior that you have to see to believe. Sandtigers live long lives and reproduce slowly. They can be predictably located and readily captured. In the past this has lead to exploitation through over fishing and trophy killing. Sandtigers were one of the first shark species to receive governmental protection. In North Carolina, populations have rebounded to plentiful numbers. In the USA, sandtiger sharks remain