RED JELLYFISH

ANIMAL PORTRAIT - Winner

UNIDENTIFIED SPECIES

Several weeks after a major rain event in the Exmouth Gulf region there is a bloom of these red jellyfish. Beaches are carpeted with them and underwater they are everywhere. This image was captured during an event that ran for a couple of weeks in autumn 2009.

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Canon EOS 50D, Tokina 10-17 fisheye at 10mm, 1/250, f11, ISO 200, handheld, 2 x Inon Z240 underwater strobes, Subal C40 underwater housing

by Ross Gudgeon, New South Wales