Category: pretty

A beautiful exhibit at the Okinawa Aquarium th…

A beautiful exhibit at the Okinawa Aquarium that shows coral under a UV light.

Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium has a gorgeous mant…

Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium has a gorgeous manta ray that is almost solid black.

I love whale sharks, they’re such beautiful cr…

I love whale sharks, they’re such beautiful creatures.

From a distance whale sharks’ hundreds of spots and stripes appear to be solid. However, when you get closer you can see that they’re made up of thousands of smaller dots, in a lovely pattern that reminds me of pastel paintings.

The Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium is the 3rd larg…

The Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium is the 3rd largest aquarium in the world.

Ama Beach on Zamami Island.

Ama Beach on Zamami Island.

Every day at high tide sea turtles swim up near the shore to eat the seagrasses.

I got to go snorkeling with the sea turtles here, which was absolutely wonderful. I regret to inform you that I do not own a waterproof camera, so you will have to trust me when I say the turtles were beautiful.

A statue of two whales(or one very strange wha…

A statue of two whales(or one very strange whale?) sits in the bay, waving at visitors to Zamami Island.

Welcome to Zamami island! Mosaics of ocean cre…

Welcome to Zamami island! Mosaics of ocean creatures welcome all the visitors who arrive by ferry.

Lighthouse I spotted as I was riding the ferry…

Lighthouse I spotted as I was riding the ferry to Zamami Island.

The seas were not smooth that day, and I spent the boat ride huddled in a corner trying not to vomit.

Naminoe Shrine has been blessing sailors and f…

Naminoe Shrine has been blessing sailors and fisherman for hundreds of years, and is regarded as the most important shrine in Okinawa.

Naminoe Shrine looks out over the ocean and is…

Naminoe Shrine looks out over the ocean and is believed to protect sailors.