This week as I celebrated Dive 553, I stumbled upon several gorgeous lion’s mane sea jellies under one of my favourite local piers.
I felt very privileged to be able to share the experience with a lovely big leatherjacket fish who felt a bit peckish.
Although these images may look like Romeo and Jellyette sharing a special kiss, actually the fish was taking a nibble or two!
Although this was a morning dive, I achieved the black background by photographing the subjects against an open water background with a very fast shutter speed to block out the natural light, relying instead on my strobe flash to light up the fish and jelly.
Unlike the hungry leatherjacket, I was just happy to gaze in awe and take a selfie as the beautiful jellies floated on their blissfully merry way.
Love and bubbles,
PT Hirschfield xxx
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