We’ve been working with the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town as its digital partner for nearly 10 years, yet there’s always something new to see among the warm-water species from the Indian Ocean and their cold-water counterparts from the Atlantic Ocean.

Here are 20 images that show why the aquarium is one of our favourite places to visit.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

The foyer of the Two Oceans Aquarium at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is home to many warm-water species from South Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline. Even though you can get very close to the fish, they are more difficult to photograph than you might think, not least because most of them are quick swimmers.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

The sharks are among the biggest attractions at the Two Oceans Aquarium – in this case a large ragged-tooth shark, perfectly showing off the reason for its name.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

A turtle glides effortlessly by above the heads of visitors.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

What are you lookin’ at? Giant kob (Argyrosomus japonicas).

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

The giant spider crabs (Macrocheira kaempferi) look like they belong in a sci-fi movie.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

A longhorn cowfish (Lactoria cornuta), which looks like something from Walt Disney’s imagination.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

Schoolchildren marvel at the creatures of the deep.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

A school group learns about skates and rays.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

A cartoon-like evileye pufferfish (Amblyrhynchotes honckenii).

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

Meet the stars!

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

Graceful seahorses.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

Some sharks are oviparous, laying eggs that are hatched outside their bodies, from lightweight casings. These egg pouches, shown here, are also known as “mermaid’s purses”.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

Apart from developing its website and online ticketing system, Flow Communications has also worked with the Two Oceans Aquarium on other projects. These include developing the Kelp Forest Quest interactive game. Visitors to the aquarium can tweet the names of fish species to @KelpForestQuest and virtual aquarium staff will drop virtual fish into the tank live. The game is intended to teach visitors about the need for balance in the oceans. Find out more here: www.aquarium.co.za/site/kelp-forest.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

Zebra fish (Diplodus hottentotus).

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

Stonefish belong to the genus Synanceia and are highly poisonous.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

William Wordsworth said: “The ocean is a mighty harmonist.” You’ll leave the Two Oceans Aquarium feeling as though your soul has been refreshed.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

A foxface rabbitfish (Siganus vulpinus).

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

Shrimpfish (Aeoliscus punctulatus).

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

Brown tang (Zebrasoma scopes).

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa

Black musselcracker (Cymatoceps nasutus).

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