15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Collapsing Siphonophore Chelophyes

In the silent world of Black water diving, night diving in the open ocean mid water, a siphonophore (a stinging creature that extends their sticky tentacles to stun and collect food in the dark currents of night is caught on camera as it collapses its tentacles to go off to another area for more hunting.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: West Palm Beach, FL, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Suzan Meldonian