Posts tagged “Jellyfish

News: Final Photo Featured as ‘Photo of the Day’ Online ~ Pacific Sea Nettles

Pacific Sea NettlesToday the final photo of four recently selected is  a Photo of the Day for Light and Composition Magazine. The latest photo, “Pacific Sea Nettles” is featured on Friday, May 27, 2011.

This photo was featured on March 23, 2011,  here in the PhotoBlog. “Pacific Sea Nettles”  is also now entered as a contestant for Photo of the Month for May 2011. You may vote for it by visiting the link below and ‘liking’ through Facebook, ‘retweeting’ through Twitter, ‘liking’ on StumbleUpon or by making a comment.

Photo of the Day | May 27, 2011 | Pacific Sea Nettles by Elizabeth Brown


Story Behind the Photo: Pacific Sea Nettles

Pacific Sea Nettles, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA

I absolutely love aquariums! I am always eager to learn more about the world around me, and especially the wildlife in it. My love of aquariums started when I was young. Between a family vacation to Baltimore that included a trip to the National Aquarium and a newly opened aquarium where I grew up all before the age of 12, I was hooked. It’s amazing to see how many different fish really are in the sea, not to mention the coral, plant life and other various critters that are too numerous to count.

Although I’d rather not run into an jellies while swimming, I am completely mesmerized by them at an aquarium. I really could watch them float around for hours, and am fascinated by all of the various colors and details the different varieties feature. This photo will most certainly look familiar to anyone who has had the opportunity to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in Monterey, CA. They have one of the largest live jelly collections in the country, and feature an enormous tank filled with these stunning Pacific Sea Nettles.

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