A swarm of Aurelia (moon jellies) seen in Gwaii Haanas.
They filled up one small cove that we had anchored in, as can be seen below.
I am off to the field for a few weeks. I will have intermittent internet and will try to respond to comments when I can.
Canon Elan 7N, Kodak Ektar 100, processed at Canadian Film Lab
This makes me smile…I know I told you about the time I saw them, not a swarm, but some…and seeing them again is a pleasure, especially in such beautifully colored waters. It’s a beautiful image.
It’s good to see the second photo, for context – I always like to see context photos. I hope the field work is going well. I confess I haven’t been using my little film camera much, but I know I’ll get back to it – I have another Fuji color roll in it.
Hi Lynn, the colours in this image are one of the reasons to use that little camera! Ektar is expensive, but does have great colours (except not so great for skin tones).
Very beautiful although perhaps only visually.
Hi John – thanks. They are remarkable visually. But in fact, moon jellies do not have a noticeable sting – you could swim through this swarm without ill effect. On the other hand, such swarms have caused near-catastrophic problems for the cooling systems of nuclear power plants which have overheated and required shutting down and cleaning of tons of jellies.