Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

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    Jellyfish Lake in Palua, Micronesia is famous for gazilions of these Mastigias jellyfish, which have adapted to exile within this isolated, brackish inland lake. Sea water does sieve into the lake via tidal changes through underground channels. This was shot on film and even the digital scan does not retain the gradations of tones between the sun ball and the darker green. I would not even attempt this shot on my D2X. I'm hoping the new Nikon D3 will do better.

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    1. Flowerbeast 69 months ago | reply

      absolutely gorgeous.

    2. miu may 69 months ago | reply

      wow amazing! and all I am thinking: isn't this dangerous? I mean jelly fish sting, right?

    3. Rich.Phillips. 69 months ago | reply

      underwater shots kill it! I wana get a waterproof seal on my Sony. Nd sweet shot btw, u have the lighting perfect. and the threat from the jellyfish gives it a good mood.

    4. -RobW- 69 months ago | reply

      Beautiful and surreal. Love it.

    5. Y E N S A 69 months ago | reply

      Intriguing, I love the jellyfish and the light seeping into the water creating some type of silhouette.

    6. kathy koch 69 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture ! ! ! Well seen and photographed. Fantastic perspective. Bravo ! ! !

    7. timroyale 69 months ago | reply

      Very beautiful. But did the shooter or the shootee die. these jellyfish are killer venomous. They would finish these guys in minutes. I guess it's a super occupational hazard.

    8. akudama15 68 months ago | reply

      wow! it's so amazing, i love jelly fish but I'm so afraid of them

    9. Playing By The Sea 68 months ago | reply

      Lovely... a beautiful beautiful photo that exudes a dreamy feeling. The colors are beautiful. I love the silhouette of the diver/swimmer and jelly fish add just the right amount of detail and contrast. Great capture.

    10. jessica anne. 68 months ago | reply

      man, that is really scary. i love it though! :)

    11. Ryu Photo Studio 68 months ago | reply

      ★Excelente Fotografia!!★ v^-^v

    12. ariannacascinelli 60 months ago | reply

      Great shot...i will go there in November,i would love some advices!!!

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