Friday, April 27, 2012

Jelly Jumble

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is always a special destination and as they just recently announced a new Jelly exhibition and it was pouring rain outside, I knew it was time to go again...
As it can get really crowded in there, I ordered the admission ticket ahead of time and was at the door right when the Aquarium opened. This was a wise decision as more and more people poured into the exhibition as time went by and photography was no longer possible.

Photographing these beautiful, out of this world creatures, is not an easy task. But with the help of a higher ISO, persistence, glass cleaner and a steady hand (since tripods are not allowed)I managed to capture some....


Atlantic Sea Nettle - Chysaora quinquecirrha

Blubber Jelly - Catostylus mosaicus 

Japanese Sea Nettle - Chrysaora pacifica 

Upside-down Jelly - Cassiopea sp. 


Mediterranean Jelly - Cotylorhiza tuberculata 


Moon Jelly - Aurelia sp. 

The Monterey Bay Aquarium signature Jelly,
the Sea Nettle - Chrysaora fuscescens 


And my favorite, the Spotted Jelly - Mastigias papua 


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  2. Wonderful surreal images susanne! Glad you brought the glass cleaner!!