The Life under the perpetual blue stretch of nature is ever amazing and intriguing, so close yet remote. Adventurists and enthusiasts look out for a multitude of possibilities to satiate their desire to be one with nature. Go Scuba diving or own an aquarium at home or else visit one of the largest indoor oceanariums to discover the incredible biodiversity that grows deep under the sea.
Many countries including Portugal, Spain, Singapore, Japan, China have large-scale aquariums that astonish you through the life thriving under the sea. We visited Lisbon aquarium during our visit to Portugal. Here are few of the snapshots.
All set to dive into the sea!
The temporary exhibition, “Forests Underwater by Takashi Amano” features tropical forests inside a magnificent 40-metre long world’s largest ‘nature aquarium’.
The large aquarium with over 400 species of marine life representing four different ecosystems is separated by invisible acrylic walls giving an impression of the ocean as a whole.
There are around 25 smaller thematic aquariums housing some of the wonderful species of corals, amphibians, starfishes and other fishes. The yellow puffer fish was strikingly alluring.
The mesmerizing White-spotted Jellyfish.
The group of Magellanic penguin frolicking around the rock caves of the cool Antarctic section, diving into the pools and producing strange vocals was a fascinating sight to behold.
It is a great place to visit with your kids. Oceanarium also offers many educational programmes which help kids create a bond with the sea life. We were glad and proud seeing our little Chhavi observing the ocean world and trying to interact with them.
Visitors can enjoy the view from two different levels with plenty of seating arrangements to rest and admire the view.
One can spend hours watching the creatures drifting at a slow pace in an unperturbed world of their own. It gives you immense peace to watch their humble world free of real-world worries.
We found this piece of green scape representing the Tropical Indian environment at the end of the exhibit with wooden walkways simulating a walk through the verdant mangroves and the little pond with tiny vivid species of fishes and the recreated coral reefs.
Let the mystery take over you while you get yourself immersed in the sheer awe of the unimaginably beautiful world.
Visiting the Lisbon aquarium was one of our memorable experiences which we would be cherishing for the lifetime.
Have you experienced such beautiful moments close to nature? Do share with us in comments.