Drifting Cnidarian


This lone box jelly drifted past us as we began our dive. The visibility was poor, but I loved the elegant positioning of the jellyfish, so decided to play around with the image in Photoshop. After adjusting numerous components, and experimenting with different filter and blur effects, I was finally happy with this. The species of box jelly was later identified as Carybdea rastoni.

Wool Bay, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Canon EOS 500D, Canon EFÐS 18Ð55mm, 1/100, f/7.1, ISO 100, handheld, Ikelite housing

by John Marriott, South Australia