When my friend Mike heard I was going to visit Chicago, he--being a "fish" guy and a former resident of the Windy City--told me to make sure I made it to the Shedd Aquarium. And I did.
It's not very large, and can be seen comfortably in half a day. Since the Adler Planetarium is literally next door, I made a day out of visiting both spots.
See my previous photo diaries on Chicago here:
Chicago landmarks: http://www.dailykos.com/...
Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo: http://www.dailykos.com/...
Chicago's Adler Planetarium: http://www.dailykos.com/...
So here are some of my photos from Shedd:
The Shedd Aquarium
South American electric eel. About 4 feet long.
Alaskan spider crab, and his reflection
Butterfly reef fish
African cichlid fish
Amazon River archer fish. They shoot drops of water at insects along the riverbank
Red-bellied piranha. Amazon River. I used to keep a small school of these when I lived in Pennsylvania--they are illegal to keep here in Florida.
Central American bullet ants. Compare to the size of these mealworms. I got stung by one of these ants in Nicaragua. Owwww.
A White's tree frog, from Australia
A popeye catalufa fish
Arrowana. A prehistoric-looking Amazon fish
African lungfish. About 5 feet long