Jellyfish and other Gelatinous Animals

Jellyfish are stinging animals in the phylum Cnidaria, related to corals and sea anemones. They include typical jellyfish (scyphozoans), box jellyfish (cubozoans) and hydroids (hydrozoans). There are also many non-stinging gelatinous animals, including comb-jellies, salps and some mollusks. Members of all of these groups feed on tiny floating animals known collectively as zooplankton.

All gelatinous animals can be challenging to photograph, since light passes through their bodies. Often, photographing jellies with the sun or strong surface light passing through them, provides the best results.

Jellyfish Lake,
Palau
Lion's Mane Jellyfish,
British Columbia
Jellyfish Lake,
Palau
Sea Nettle,
New York
Moon Jellyfish,
New Guinea
Crown Jellyfish,
New Guineas
Crown Jellyfish,
New Guinea
Jellyfish,
Australia
Crown Jellyfish,
New Guinea
Jellyfish,
New Guinea
Jellyfish with Prey,
Indonesia
Jellyfish,
Australia
Upside-down jellyfish,
New Guinea
Upside-down jellyfish,
New Guinea
Crab on Upside-down Jellyfish,
New Guinea
Hydromedusa with Amphipods,
British Columbia
Hydromedusa,
New Zealand
Box Jellyfish,
New Guinea
Comb Jelly,
New Zealand
Jellyfish Lake,
Palau
Lion's Mane Jellyfish,
British Columbia
Moon Jellyfish,
Red Sea
Papuan Jellyfish,
Palau
Jellyfish,
New Guinea
Lion's Mane Jellyfish,
New Zealand
Jellyfish,
Palau
Comb Jellies,
New Zealand

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