I took another trip to Chicago this past weekend, and I really enjoyed visiting the Shedd Aquarium. I hadn't been there since I was in grade school with my girl scout troop. I sketched a good deal, and some of the creatures were easier to capture than others, so there are quite a few from the tanks that are not represented in my pages. Sometimes after I draw for a bit, I just like to look and take it in. So, besides these critters, I also saw (and loved) jellyfish, otters, a sea lion, dolphins, beluga whales, and a rehabilitated sea turtle to name a few. Besides the jellies and the turtle, these guys were in a section based on the climate and environment of the Pacific NW. Just another reminder of how wonderful Seattle is...I used to see sea lions on a regular basis, just chilling in the Puget Sound. Kinda wish the guy in the Shedd was also that free...I'm not sure if he had a specific need that made him appropriate for captivity. I'm always torn when I visit zoos and aquariums because I love to see and draw the animals, but a big part of me is sad for them.