Moon jellies by Celeste Mookherjee

I captured this image at a special “Photographers Night” at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Imagine 300 photographers, no screaming kids, and thoughtfully placed black curtains to block some reflections. Fun! (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2.2, 1/250 sec., ISO 1600, handheld)
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  • OpalFire
    OpalFirealmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture.

  • Thank you, Maggie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonalmost 4 years ago

    This is brilliant!

  • Thank you! I’m so glad you like this. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 3 years ago

    brilliant capture Celeste.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks very much, Jude!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 3 years ago

    hypnotic stunning and beautiful Celeste!!!

  • Thanks very much, Heather! I am fascinated by all the different jellyfish at the aquarium.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 3 years ago

    I just love this Celeste, how very beautiful..and so unique…great job…good Californian to…lol
    good gal..

  • Thank you, Sherri! Yes, the moon jellies really are unique with their ghostly whitish glow against the black background in their tank. Tough to photograph, too, but I get a fair amount of practice because I’m a member of the aquarium and it’s only about a mile from home.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 3 years ago

    Fascinating! Wow! That’s terrific that they had a “Photographer’s Night” – what a terrific idea!!

  • Thank you very much, Mieke! Yes, the Photographer’s Night is a good idea. The aquarium partners with a local camera store for these events.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Jeanne Sheridan
    Jeanne Sheridanabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks, Jeanne, I’m glad you like it. I am always fascinated by the various kinds of jellyfish at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you kindly for your comment – and apologies for my late response, as I somehow missed your comment earlier.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 3 years ago

    Great work

  • Thank you very much for your comment and fave, Joy! Your fave has suddenly brought this older image of mine to the attention of a few other folks. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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