As the year comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on some of the amazing things we've seen and experienced at the Two Oceans Aquarium. Here are a few of the wonderful moments you've shared with us this month.

We felt that the lyrics of Louis Armstrong's "It's A Wonderful World" would be most appropriate here.

I see trees of green

STICK · TOGETHER
"Friends come and go like the waves of the ocean. But, the true ones stick, like an octopus on your face." - Anonymous. Photo by @michellecherrytree.

Red roses too

ARE · WE · WATCHING · THEM?
ARE · THEY · WATCHING · US? These sea critters have noted a future sea-lover in their midst! Photo by @aloiseswanepoel.

I see them bloom

BLACK · BEAUTY
The endangered Knysna seahorse is adapted to be more manoeuvrable than other seahorse species - helping it hunt amongst long seagrass. Photo by @stefanieviljoen.

For me and you

MY · HUMAN · AND · I
There's an amazing story behind this photo - we suggest you go to @myhumanandi and read Sandy's story (link in their bio). Photo by @myhumanandi.

And I think to myself - What a wonderful world

TOUCHED · BY · BLUE
Life takes you to unexpected places.
Love brings you home. Photo by @dricacestari.

I see skies of blue

MAKE · WAY · FOR · THE · RAY!
This is one of our giant short-tail stingrays - the largest stingray species in the world! Photo by @leigh_de_necker.

And clouds of white

TOADS · MAGOTES
The toadfish is a bottom-dwelling ambush predator. It gets its name from the croaking sound it makes when trying to attract a mate. We think it is stunning! Photo by @luminescent_lucy.

The bright blessed day

SEA · PUPPERS
Photo by @glenoza.

The dark sacred night

RAY • PLAY
Sometimes kids remember a bit better than us adults that we are all linked to the ocean a bit better than us adults... Photo by @rinashawe.

And I think to myself - What a wonderful world

LITTLE · JACKASS 
This is an African penguin, also knowns as a black-footed or a jackass penguin. With fewer than 50 000 left (of a population originally over 1.5 million), they are one of the penguin species at the greatest risk of extinction. Photo by @jameshrmcclelland.

The colors of the rainbow

POUTRAGEOUSNESS!
The longhorn cowfish uses those luscious lips to blow into the sand and reveal scraps of food - and to squirt the occasional passing aquarist. Photo by @tvz89.

So pretty in the sky

BUZZZZZZZ
Meet Buzz the brindle bass - he's still "small", but will grow up to be one of the largest fish in the ocean. Keep Buzz and his SASSI Red List friends off your menu. Photo by @ayrtonlukeking.

Are also on the faces

LUCKY · STAR
A sea star with seven legs! Surely a sign of good things to come! Photo by @wd_jonker.

Of people going by

BLUE · BLUER · BLUEST
It's never too early to make a lasting impression. Photo by @estagrammi.

I see friends shaking hands

CHILLIN' · WIT · MA · BIRDZ
One of the perks of being an Aquarium staff member - making new friends! Photo by @ktzenz.

Saying, "How do you do?"

MAKING · FRIENDS
Photo by @kevin_niederhauser.

They're really saying

THE · ORIGINAL · ROCKSTAR
Photo by @michellecherrytree.

"I love you"

STARS · AND · STRIPES
Clownfish enjoy a good cuddle - even on this alien landscape. Photo by @elna.glitter.

I hear babies cry

TWO · BLUE · FOR · WORDS
Two curious kids and the big blue. Photo by @joinjade

I watch them grow

TUNNEL · VISION
Welcome to a universe of blue. Photo by @aosviajantes.

They'll learn much more

SPOT · THE· FISH
Every ocean creature has beauty - just stop to take a look (and don't forget to breathe). Photo by @anita.wahl.

Than I'll never know

GAME · THEORY
Thanks to wonderful interactive lessons, like this amazing game from Formula D Interactive, sustainable lessons are never forgotten. Photo by @formula_d_interactive.

And I think to myself - What a wonderful world

BOX · OF · KISSES
This tiny boxfish may easily win the "cutest fish at the Aquarium" competition, but behind those adorable looks is a vicious predator. How does it hunt? By melting our hearts! Photo by @johnjohnwag.

Yes, I think to myself

IN・LIVING・COLOUR
Explore. Experience. Engage. We're open 365 days a year - get your tickets online to skip the ticket office queue.  Photo by @kyle_the_young_savage.

What a wonderful world!
Thank you for an amazing year! As always, our doors are open 365 days a year for you and your family - we'd love you to share your experiences with us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook

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