North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
One of the places I visited was the North Carolina Aquarium in Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, North Carolina. A beautiful fish sculpture welcomes visitors. There are also beautiful walkways that lead to a butterfly garden, a bird sanctuary, and little ponds and streams, not to mention a play area for children. Although petting a stingray is at the top of my list of the things I experienced, my favorite was interacting with Luna, the albino alligator.
Alligators have an inner eyelid that protects their eye and enables them to see better underwater.
I used my daughter’s point-n-shoot Canon PowerShot ELPH 300HS to capture the tiny, fast moving Australian spotted jellyfish, because I couldn’t seem to get a clear shot with my big camera and lens.
A squirrel bid us farewell as we exited the aquarium grounds.