We are surrounded

photos by david kirkland, david doubilet, jody macdonald and chean chong lim (2) photos by david kirkland, david doubilet, jody macdonald and chean chong lim (3) photos by david kirkland, david doubilet, jody macdonald and chean chong lim (1) photos by david kirkland, david doubilet, jody macdonald and chean chong lim (4) photos by david kirkland, david doubilet, jody macdonald and chean chong lim (1)

Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk island in Palau. This Micronesian island is home to five marine lakes that contain Mastigias papua, the golden jellyfish. It’s thought that these jellyfish have lost their ability to sting, but they do – it’s just rarely strongly enough to be felt by humans. See a video here

Photographs by David Kirkland, David Doubilet, Jody Macdonald and Chean Chong Lim

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17 thoughts on “We are surrounded

  1. How fascinating! I think I would panic a little even though they don’t sting… just because they are jellyfish and a little freaky. Thank for sharing. Irene :)

  2. Reblogged this on bunnyhopscotch and commented:
    This visual image made a strong impact on my senses. Not just because of the colour and beauty of it, but because of the embedded connotations. To me, the explanation that the jelly fish here do not sting strongly enough to be felt by humans was what stood out and triggered a ringing sound in both ears. I wonder about a hypersensitive human. We are not mentioned. We are not considered. We are not human enough humans. So much of what we feel, sometimes most acutely, are not felt or sensed by the general populace. Go on then, swim with the jellyfish, you human humans! :)

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