We spent two nights in Monterey, California, between our stopover in San Francisco and our visit to Yosemite in October. One of the highlights of this resort town is the huge aquarium, complete with an entire wing dedicated to a large collection of jellyfish.
Jellies weren’t the only thing though – they also have a huge deep sea exhibit, a “petting zoo” full of starfish and rays, penguins, and a giant open sea exhibit full of tuna, sharks, and sea turtles. We spent a total of over 4 hours there – an excellent way to use up a spare day in the itinerary.
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It was also an excellent way to give the new camera (a Canon 5d MkIII) a proper workout – many of these photos were shot handheld at ISO 12800 or even higher, and the performance has turned out to be absolutely stunning. Its one area where the MkIII really does completely outshine the MkII.