18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Upside down Jelly

While diving the Blue Heron Bridge, Florida I came across this Upside Down Jelly! This was my first encounter with this species and I was simply amazed. To capture the shot I had to lower my body into the sand, stretch out at arms length, and shoot. It was a once shot op as sediment was stirring, The clouds opened for adequate light, and the Jelly was on the move.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: West Palm, Fl, United States of America
Camera: TG-3
Copyright: © Shannon Ryan