Last week my family and I went to Chicago to visit my daughter Katie who is in college there. Our primary planned activity was seeing chef and author Anthony Bourdain at the Chicago Theatre, but we took some time on Saturday afternoon to visit the Shedd Aquarium, part of the huge museum complex that juts out into Lake Michigan.
It’s a terrific aquarium and though it was a broad collection from around the world, its emphasis and displays on the Great Lakes is excellent. We arrived after lunch on Saturday and were shocked that we had to wait in line outside over half an hour before we could buy our tickets.
Below are some photos of the experience and the fish and other animals. I was curious how my little Canon PowerShot SD780 would do with the fish since I would obviously be photographing them through glass and water.
Overall, the verdict is “pretty well.” It would have been better if the fish had stop moving for me, but most of them were singularly uncooperative in that regard. Here’s the best of the batch.