Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Sea Life Category) - Class - Scyphozoa - Jellyfish

This challenge closed about 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 6th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of JELLYFISH.

Interesting Facts

> Scyphozoa is a class within the phylum Cnidaria, sometimes referred to as the “true jellyfish”.

> The class name Scyphozoa comes from the Greek word skyphos (σκύφος), denoting a kind of drinking cup and alluding to the cup shape of the organism.

> Most species of Scyphozoa have two life history phases, including the planktonic medusa or jellyfish form, which is most evident in the warm summer months, and an inconspicuous, but longer-lived bottom-dwelling polyp, which seasonally gives rise to new medusae.

> They typically range from 2 to 40 centimetres (0.79 to 16 in) in diameter, but the largest species, Cyanea capillata can reach 2 metres (6.6 ft) across.

> As medusae, they eat a variety of crustaceans and fish, which they capture using stinging cells called nematocysts.

> Some species, however, are instead filter feeders, using the tentacles to strain plankton from the water.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

For this challenge you can add any Jellyfish image, as a whole it was difficult to narrow the category Jellyfish by doing so it would of included sea anemones, corals, sea pens. Just jellies for this one please.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: The Beauty of A Blue Jellyfish by Jo Nijenhuis


The Top Ten

The Beauty of A Blue Jellyfish by Jo Nijenhuis

The Beauty of A Blue Jellyfish by Jo Nijenhuis was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 8 votes.

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  • Jellyfish by DutchLumix
  • Jellyfishes by Sergey Martyushev
  • Slippery suckers... by Ali Brown
  • Jellyfish by Pam Hogg
  • JellyFish on Land !!! by AnnDixon
  • Jellyfish by Jessica Dzupina
  • Pelagia noctiluca, Osborne Shoals by Erik Schlogl
  • Jellyfish by Luca Renoldi

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