A field trip was due to re-ignite the creative juices. Hearing that there is a Jelly fish invasion at the National Aquarium in Baltimore I headed up there for a morning visit.
They have a really interesting question “How does a creature survive without a brain?” Jelly fish are actually plankton and don’t have bones, a brain, or a heart. Predatory creatures of the sea that have survived for millions of years, these gooey sea animals dine on zooplanton (microscoptic floating animals.)
They are super cool creatures, but from growing up near Florida beaches, I know that you don’t want to be touched by a tentacle. It burns!!
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Nature
So gorgeous, Emily!!
Aren’t they incredible creatures?
These are beautiful! 🙂
To watch them move in the water is truly miraculous.
Beautiful photos! But in response to your question, another question. Why should jellyfish be any different than humans? Humans may have brains, but most refuse to put forth the effort to use it.
They are so pretty! Awesome captures!
Aren’t they super cool ? Thank you so much!
These are beautiful!
So happy you enjoyed these Joylene.
I be jammin’ on the Jellies, Emily, they are GORGEOUS! 🙂
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this comment. The song started immediately in my head. So happy you enjoyed these.
I DO, I DO!!! We be jammin’…. 🙂
Wonderful pics of these weird creatures, Emily. 🙂
Thank you so much Sylvia. I really think they’re super cool.
Beautiful shots and creatures, they do have a wicked sting though. What camera were you using to take this? the clarity is amazing.
This is with a Canon 5D Mark III and 24-105mm lens. Thank you.
Great photos! Ah, to live life without a brain… I’m not sure it’s so bad. Nor worrying about things or even thinking about things. Just eat, sleep and sex… 😀
You’re absolutely brilliant ! The jellies have perfected bliss !
Truly outstanding shots of the “marmalade.” Well done, Emily.
🙂 You’re awesome Tom. Thank you!
Thank you so much Fatima.
Extraordinary creatures, so beautifully captured!
Truly extraordinary. I know you’d love shooting them also.
Beautiful photos. The jellyfish look like they are great subjects, a lot of possibilities.
I absolutely agree Michael. I think a return visit is due to spend more time with them.