Jellyfish starburst

UNDERWATE R SUBJECT – Runner-up

A jellyfish infestation had taken over the harbour, dominating the surrounding waters with purple Cauliflower Jellyfish. The late afternoon sun cast a beam of light through a semi-translucent creature that had risen from the depths. The water was murky and the harbour was as still as a lake, creating an eerie scene.

Tonga, South Pacific

Canon 5D Mk I, 17–40mm lens, 1/320, f18, ISO 320

by Scott Portelli, New South Wales