A seal at Mystic Aquarium. 2009. Photo by Katelyn Avery.
(Part 2 of the “Animal Posts” series)
The color doesn’t exactly catch the eye, but if you look closer at the seals skin beauty is everywhere. It’s so sleek with a nice to shine to it. The perfect coat to wear during a swim.
As I looked down from the outdoor viewing wall I couldn’t help but admire the three animals before me. Seals don’t just slither through the water, they glide. The water reflected the sky well during the extremely clear summer day, and the seals looked happy.
As I squeezed my way into the crowd around me I finally heard the call. The seals began to bark. It sounded like one of humanities celebration songs. The seals were enjoying their play time, and so was I.
I was 16 during the last trip my family and I took to Mystic. My two younger cousins, sister, Mom, maternal grandparents and I ventured through Mystic Aquarium as if it was our first time. In actuality we had been enough times to say we knew the aquarium like the back of our hand. 5 years later I still remember how awesome that summer trip was. I had seen all the animals before, but visiting the exhibits could never grow tedious.
– Katelyn Avery