19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Portuguese man o' war

As we were diving around the Azores Islands in Portugal, these interesting looking creatures were everywhere. As they can become very harmful to humans we had to stay inside the boat at one point because there were simply too many of them. I used my tele lens to capture a photo of one of them when the sea was very calm, much like a mirror.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Portugal
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Marc Baechtold