April 22, 2021

Photographer Spontaneously Captures Once-in-a-lifetime Shot of a Fish Stuck Inside a Jellyfish

It is mind-blowing seeing the images that wildlife photographers capture, bringing humans closer to the animal world. Some require quite a discipline, being able to stand patiently somewhere for a long time waiting for that perfect moment to come and capture the beauty in this creature that others might consider mundane. But some shots just happen spontaneously, like the picture of this fish stuck in a jellyfish.

This marvelous shot was taken by Australian photographer, Tim Samuel while he was free diving off The Pass in Byron Bay, on the north coast of New South Wales. This unusual picture displays a fish stuck inside a jellyfish, and according to the photographer, the trapped fish was able to control the movements of the jellyfish, like some sort of a twisted version of a living and breathing submarine.

As you can see in the image, the fish has a worried face while being inside the jellyfish prison, but according to the explanation of  Ian Tibbetts, an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, “it’s difficult to tell whether disaster has just struck, or whether the fish is happy to be in there.” Some breeds of fish seek shelter underneath the stingers of jellyfish, so perhaps this little guy just slightly missed his mark. Either way, Samuel’s shots certainly win the award for the weirdest sight of the day.

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