(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: This Is Love!

Shamu: This is Love -Photo Copyright: Mommy Snippets

Photograph taken at SeaWorld San Antonio- June 2013


This is love! Wouldn’t you agree?


We spent Father’s Day weekend at SeaWorld for AdventureCon13 (SeaWorld San Antonio’s Blogging Conference. As a member of the Wildside Blogging Team, the conference expenses were covered along with our entrance to the Park.) And though we’ve watched every one of the Shamu shows, the kids always have it as a must-see on our list, each time we visit!

So this weekend was no exception. We couldn’t leave without going through our family’s traditional ritual of walking all the way to the other end of the Park to watch Shamu and his friends!


From what I’ve read, SeaWorld San Antonio is home to five full-grown killer whales and a baby killer whale. They’re housed in a 7 million gallon habitat. (Wow!) And though each of the killer whales have their own unique names, they’re all “Shamu” to us!


I’m always in awe of the beautiful bond shared by the killer whales and their trainers. It obviously takes a lot of time, effort and sacrifice to build that bond. But to have a huge killer whale smack a slobbery wet kiss on one’s cheek, must definitely make it all worth it!


If you’ve visited SeaWorld, which show would you recommend as a must-see?


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About Marina

Marina is the grateful, Texas-based, Mommy of a book-loving, 9 year old daughter, a 5 year old son who loves all things that fly and a serene 1 year old daughter. Her husband (and best friend) is her biggest support as she shares snippets from the awesome life God has blessed them with on Mommy Snippets.

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  1. 1

    Great photograph! Love it!

  2. 2

    Beautiful! Definitely on my list of places to visit!

  3. 3

    Thats fabulous! I am writing a post today on Sea World, Orlando!

  4. 6
    Carolyn G says:

    Great photo! Not sure I would hug a whale though! LOL

  5. 7

    Yea it is! I think it’s so great that the trainers get attached to & love those animals the way they do!

    I love the Shamu show, but I also really enjoy the Sea Lions!

  6. 10

    Aw! What a beautiful photo.

  7. 11

    What a great picture! They would all be Shamu to me too. :-)

  8. 12

    Awesome shot! So glad to meet you. It was a magical weekend!

  9. 14

    I admire the trainers a lot. Many of them have advanced degrees in biology/zoology/etc. and don’t get paid much for what they do.

  10. 16

    This photo is so amazing. I love it!

  11. 17

    such beautiful creatures.

  12. 18

    This is my families favorite show!! We have seen it every single time we go.

  13. 19

    Wow what an awesome shot. You can feel the love!

  14. 20

    That is a great pic!

  15. 21

    How fun – it has been years since I went to SeaWorld. I look forward to taking my kids some day.

  16. 22

    That’s a beautiful shot!!

  17. 23

    The trainers are definitely dedicated to their work! What a great photo.

  18. 24

    Fantastic! I would love that!

  19. 25

    This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, to go swim with the dolphins and get that “kissing the dolphin” picture. Yours is so great!

  20. 27

    I’ve never been to Seaworld but I’d love to go!

  21. 28

    It’s so nice when animals and human bond. Nice photo

  22. 29

    I havent been to sea world in so many years I’d love to catch any of the shows.

  23. 30

    Great picture! I’ve never been to Seaworld, but I hope to go someday

  24. 31

    Thank you for the inspiration and the reminder that no matter how big the audience, doing what we love IS living our dream. .-= Amommymous Blogger´s last blog .. Worms vs. Sun =-.

  25. 32

    Definitely love that show and the joy on the trainers faces is so genuine.

  26. 33

    I love Sea World! Watching that show was my kids favorite part because they got soaked lol