Photography Inspiration: Jellyfish

Jellyfish (also known as jellies or sea jellies or medusozoa) are free-swimming members of the phylum Cnidaria. Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Jellyfish are composed of more than 90% water; most of their umbrella mass is a gelatinous material — the jelly — called mesoglea which is surrounded by two layers of epithelial cells which form the umbrella (top surface) and subumbrella (bottom surface) of the bell, or body (wikipedia).

I know many of you must hate jellyfish because of its toxicity in some species, but it is undeniable the beauty of these animals. A mix of abstract shapes and symmetrical forms, there it is a living being that possesses one of the most interesting life cycles in the animal kingdom.

I became very interested in the subject so I decided to look for good pictures that show the colors and textures of jellyfish.

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