Photo of the Week | Red Starfish, Mexico

by Stephanie Walsh · 6 comments

in Mexico, North America, Photography

Red Starfish, Mexico

Red Starfish #Oceans, Guadalajara, Mexico

Red Starfish, Guadalajara, Mexico

This weeks #FriFotos theme is #OCEANS.

I definitely think this beautiful red starfish belongs to the ocean and not this small tank.

I took this photo in Guadalajara Zoo in Mexico. Shortly after this visit, Andres and I watched the heart-breaking documentary The Cove. It has given us a whole new perspective on animals and sea life in captivity that we had never even considered before. Although a lot of Zoos do amazing work, some animals, particularly dolphins, which are extremely intelligent creatures, are not meant to live in these small spaces. I will not do the film an injustice by trying to explain it myself; if you have not already seen this documentary, I encourage you to do so.

What do you think of zoo’s and animals in captivity?