14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Portuguese Man o' War floating in the mid-Atlantic
Unlike jellyfish, the Portuguese Man o' War (Physalia physalis) is a colonial organism that belongs to order Siphonophora. The tentacles can deliver very painful stings, while the bell, which is filled with air, is completely harmless.
|Photo Location:||A few nautical miles off Madalena do Pico, Portugal|
|Copyright:||© Enrico Villa|