Hilarious Aquarium Photos That Prove Sea Creatures Are Awesome

Aquariums might seem like just a place for kids, but sea life can be entertaining for all ages. Dolphins are usually the entertainers but judging by these hilarious aquarium photos, all sorts of sea life know how to put on a show. All it takes is a perfectly-timed photo to take an aquarium visit from boring to hilarious.

Sebastian the crab from The Little Mermaid always said, “Darling it’s better, Down where it’s wetter” and after seeing these once-in-a-lifetime photos, we believe it.

Stingray photobombs are officially the best type of photobomb.

You Need A Witness To Get Married Right?


I now pronounce you husband, wife, and beluga, you may kiss the fish. We’re starting to think that beluga whales are just really inquisitive and want to know what is going on around them at all times.

We take that back, the bride is dressed in a giant white dress and the beluga whale is actually jealous and staring down the groom to figure out why he’s marrying a beluga whale that can survive outside the fish tank.

This Aquarium Has A Funny Way To Deal With Naughty And Nice Penguins

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Timmy is definitely the trouble maker in his raft and waddle. We actually had to look that up, a flock of penguins in water is called a ‘raft’ and a group on land is called a ‘waddle’.

Whatever you want to call these penguins, make sure to call Timmy the naughty penguin and call Betty the good penguin. Hopefully, Timmy has learned his lesson and will rebound next month when the aquarium releases its next penguin of the month.

A Smile And A Hug

Hey Guys Im a sea creature

Stingrays always look so happy and this little guy is showing off a winning smile. Plus, he’s throwing in a hug for good measure. On the one hand, we want to hug them back, on the other hand, they’re slimy and underwater.

When visiting an aquarium you’ll likely find something to smile about if you hunt down some stingrays and just watch them do their thing for a short period of time.

Elephants At The Aquarium

Elephants at the Aquarium

Admittedly, we weren’t expecting to see elephants visiting a tank at the aquarium but here we are. This baby elephant proves that regardless of species, little kids love to check out all the sea creatures, especially when those creatures decide to interact.

We still want to know why this baby elephant is just chilling at a place normally reserved for humans but for now, we’ll just let them have their moment and enjoy their unexpected field trip.

Something’s Fishy About This Valentine’s Day Present


Look at those wide eyes! We’re pretty sure our human counterparts wouldn’t appreciate this Valentine’s Day surprise but it’s perfect for a fish-loving seal. We’re willing to bet they didn’t wait long to dig into their new treat.

We’re not sure if this is the best or the worst free advertising Russell Stover could ask for. Perhaps the company will release a new lineup of fish-friendly treats in time for the next Valentine’s Day.

Beluga Hive Five!


If you’re visiting an aquarium be sure to check out their beluga whale exhibit if there’s one available. These sea creatures are both amazing to look at and full of a social zeal you’ll be hard pressed to find in other aquarium features.

If you stick out your hand you’re likely to get a hive five. Turn your back on them, and as you’ll see later, they might even have some hilarious fun at your expense.

Is That A Shoe Print?


One of the best parts of any aquarium is finding animals you didn’t know existed and then trying to figure out why they have their featured body shape. This fish might look silly but that shoe print design is essential for their survival.

Known as Remoras, or more commonly the suckerfish, their head allows them to attach onto the bodies of other ocean animals. Hilarious and functional, this is our kind of sea animal.

The World’s Saddest Frog Might Be In This Photo


While most of our aquarium-based friends are underwater, we couldn’t help but include this sad looking frog. This photo was posted on reddit and comes to us from the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland.

The user noted that they stopped to take the photo after immediately realizing that the frog looks naturally sad. We like to think of him as a good friend to Winnie The Pooh’s friend Eeyore.

Stingray Photobombs Are Full Of Joy


Some of the best stingray photobombs at the aquarium are the result of our awesome little friends photobombing unsuspecting visitors. Based on this couple’s normal demeanor they had no idea what was going on behind them.

As always, this stringray just looks naturally happy to be part of the conversation. They’ve probably pulled off this type of trick hundreds of times and they know how to get away with it.

It Fits In My Mouth!

Nom at the aquarium

What is this, beluga number five or six? We’re going to start hanging out every day at the aquarium just so we can become friends with these amazing sea creatures and maybe grab a few of our own memorable selfies with these silly little swimmers.

The best part of this photo might be that the little girl has no idea what is happing in the background. The beluga doesn’t even seem to be on her mind as she stares at the ground. Kids are funny.

I Saw You Coming!


Sawfish, also known as Carpenter Sharks are a family member of rays and their unique mouths show off similar characteristics as stingrays but without all of the smiles and hugs.

We probably wouldn’t want to hang out with this sawfish, just like we wouldn’t want to spend quality time with a stingray (both a bad idea) but their stern look that almost seems disapproving of visitors spying on them at the aquarium gave us a good chuckle.

This Guy Is Getting Schooled

The Fish are coming

One of our favorite aspects of many aquariums is the immersive experience they offer to visitors. You can get up close and personal with fish, sharks, stingrays, and other creatures of the sea. This guy took part in a perfectly-timed aquarium photo.

We have to wonder if the fish are looking at him and communicating about the human exhibit or they are wondering how this guy got inside their watery world. Well played, fishies.

Hey Humans, Turn Around

Dolphin Photobomb

We’ve noticed a trend among dolphins– when you turn your back on them at the aquarium they will laugh at you. We’ve seen this in various photos which makes us think it’s not some funny coincidence.

It’s almost as if this dolphin is laughing because they know the humans in front of them have no idea their photo is being bombed. And this is why we love these adorable animals so much.

The Happiest Selfie Of All Time?


Yet again see a person matched up with a beluga whale and it’s another example of this amazing creature’s ability to interact in a really social way with people who visit their aquatic enclosure.

We don’t know if the beluga is smiling just because it’s happy or perhaps it saw it’s own reflection in the girl’s phone during the selfie shot and it thought another beluga whale was staring back at them.

Yummy Looking Baby!

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This Beluga Whale looks like it’s about to eat a toddler. Okay, maybe they just want to give them a kiss– we probably shouldn’t jump to conclusions. As we promised from the start, Beluga whales are the funniest group at almost any aquarium.

Our hearts would probably explode with joy if we could take this beluga whale and put them together with a smiling stingray for what would surely be the best photobomb session of all time.

We’re Not Sure Who’s More Excited

Hilarious Kid at Aquarium
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Happy little girl. Happy beluga whale. All is right with the world. If this is how we all lived our lives imagine how awesome the world would be. We’re starting to think beluga whales just swim around aquariums all day with a smile on their face so they can go viral.

This is just more proof that taking your children to an aquarium is a good idea. They’ll walk away with some educational experiences and perhaps some of their most fond memories captured on camera.

Not On My Watch Human

Sea life London Aquarium photobomb

This photo was taken as staff at Sea Life London were attempting to clean the glass during an annual spring cleaning event. The giant stingray obviously just wanted to help out. In the least, they didn’t want to be disturbed and refused to move.

With over 6,000 different species at Sea Life London, the cleaning task is massive and this stingray is adding to the time it takes to finish the job.

Boy Fish?

Boy Fish At Aquarium

This is the only photo in our collection that focuses on a human at an aquarium. The perfectly timed photo reveals the secretive world of boy fish, a creature that looks like an oddly formed boy who is peering out at humans who oddly resemble him.

We have to wonder if this photo was taken on purpose or if someone noticed the funny moment when they got home that night. Either way, it’s hilarious aquarium gold.

Wet Floor… Ummm…

Wet Floor in the Aquarium Tank

This Sea Life London photo proves that it is actually wet inside of aquarium tanks that are full of water. This is good to know because you wouldn’t want to slip on the bottom of the tank while taking a casual stroll.

Who else feels like this stingray is holding the sign to mock whoever put the sign in their tank? On the other hand, this is a 100% true statement so we can’t be too hard on them.

Nom Nom Nom

Beluga Whale and two kids

This beluga whale swears up and down that they weren’t trying to put the little boy’s head in their mouth, they just wanted a sip of the little girls delicious looking water. Also, why is this little boy trying to tell us a secret?

Beluga whales for the win now and for always. Even if we could have a beluga as a pet, we wouldn’t because it’s cruel to keep them in a small tank. But we would definitely have to talk ourselves out of our initial decision to bring a few home with me from the aquarium.