Spent a day with my in-laws at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, and had a really great time. Lots of fantastic exhibits and plenty of things to see and touch. There is something captivating about jellyfish though. They’re like Nature’s Lava Lamp. I mean the motion is kinda endless and fluid. Very tranquil, very mellow.

These guys are West Coast Sea Nettles. It amuses me that I manage to make an image of jellyfish that look like November’s mushrooms. This image is actually upside down – all the jellyfish were swimming (being pulled?) down toward a drain in the bottom of the tank (there’s a webcam!). The suction would let them go after a moment and they would all go back up and then start being pulled down again.

Have a happy New Year!

Details: Nikon D-90 / Nikon 24mm f2.8. Exposure 1/50th @f2.8, iso200. Edited in Lightroom.


January 2015


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