Purple Striped Jellyfish (Chrysaora colorata) by Eyal Nahmias

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Purple Striped Jellyfish (Chrysaora colorata) by 

A striking jellyfish (Chrysaora colorata) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA U.S.A

Habitat: Open Waters
Animal Type: Invertebrates
Diet: mainly zooplankton, including copepods, larval fish, ctenophores, salps, other jellies, fish eggs
Size: to 3 feet (1 m) in diameter
Range: limited range off the coast of California
Relatives: Pacific sea nettle, other jellyfishes, sea anemones, coral; Family: Pelagiidae

Nikon D700
18-70 f3.5-4.5 @22mm
1/80 f3.35
ISO 3200
Hand held

As of 8/2/2011 1707 views

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  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryover 5 years ago

    An umbrella under the sea! What a fabulous image, Eyal! Details and color are strikingly beautiful.

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 5 years ago

    Wow. This is like Close Encounter of the undersea Kind…
    Nice work dude… your stuff still never fails to blow me away!

  • ElegantSavage
    ElegantSavageover 5 years ago

    Glorious, this is a magnificent image….you have shared a bit of magic with everyone here….what a sight. Have an inspiring weekend :)

  • Adam Bykowski
    Adam Bykowskiover 5 years ago

    So sharp with all that deep, brilliant color. Nice one.

  • vonnie1989
    vonnie1989over 5 years ago

    This is Beautiful!!!

  • PhotogeniquE IPA
    PhotogeniquE IPAover 5 years ago

    so beautiful but so deadly

  • gobucki
    gobuckiover 5 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/08/02!

  • midnightduchess
    midnightduchessover 3 years ago


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