A lovely day for the birthday boy

32mm, 1/60, f/8, ISO 200. Shot on a full-frame camera.

To close the week-long celebrations for my birthday (yes, it is that important) my photo assistant (ehm... wife) took me to the Universeum in Gothenburg. It's a strange mix of tropical jungle, plus aquarium, plus science museum for kids (like me).

It's next to the Lieseberg amusement park and has a ginormous, two-story tall brontosaurus to mark the entrance.

22mm, 1/80, f/5.6, ISO 320. Shot on a full-frame camera.

The tropical jungle is, well, tropical (i.e., humid as hell). The main attraction is a family of scarlet ibis (ibises? whatever...). They are very colourful and spend most of their time perched on a large branch while cleaning their feathers. They look bored. But I imagine a gigantic glass box filled with humans is not the most entertaining and engaging environment when you are a bird. 

35mm, 1/800, f/2.8, ISO 2000. Shot on a full-frame camera.

My favorite part (by far!) were the large tanks with the sharks. Me and the other kids couldn't have enough of the sawfish.

17mm, 1/50, f/2.8, ISO 1250. Shot on a full-frame camera. Composite.