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Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

Just finished the Philippines and Palau trip. It was amazing and special with many nice people. Here's the first image to show you. :)

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

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Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

The amazing Jellyfish Lake in Palau - easily one of the best experiences I've ever encountered!

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

The Mastigias coexist with the white Aurelia wich unlike them do not need oxygen and can live in the deep.

 

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A remote archipelago nation that looks absolutely spectacular from the air and under water, but it's nothing special at sea level, where the most memorable experiences are the price tags and the 1995esque slowness of the internet connection.

 

The famous Jellyfish Lake from underwater. Taken with a rental submersible camera.

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

Another shot of the jellyfish at Jellyfish Lake. The hazard of swimming in Jellyfish Lake does not come from these stingless jellyfish, but from the layer of hydrogen sulphide at the bottom of the lake. Therefore diving with SCUBA gear is prohibited.

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

Seeing them is well worth the hike and the long swim....

this leaf was floating just under the surface with the tip just at the surface. I was snorkeling. the reflection was on top of the surface, above the leaf.

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

The Micronesian archipelago of Palau, a paradise for divers.

 

Stages - Photo workshops in Fontainebleau, visit my blog :

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Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

Stingless Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia

Jellyfish Lake, one of the prime tourist attractions of the Republic of Palau, Micronesia. These photos were taken with a rental camera with underwater housing.

 

The jellyfish evolved in the lake without any predators, and over time grew vegetarian and lost their ability to sting. Their red color is a result of an algae diet. The water in the lake is salty and connected underground to the ocean but not even the tiniest jellyfish can get in or out.

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