~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #25: Reflections II ~

Yesterday, I posted photos of reflections in a Fresnel lighthouse lamp. Today some reflections of light from jellyfish washed up on the beach. I have Steve Morey of theoutershores, to thank for his informative blog about these (and other) ocean/beach creatures.

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Sea nettle, Chrysaora sp

I’m pretty sure the above are all Sea nettle jellyfish. They were on the beach on the same day, washed up after a February storm, along with the other commonly found jellyfish I photographed that morning on Long Beach; Moon jelly, Aurelia sp.

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Moon jelly, Aurelia sp.

 

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Lion’s Mane jellyfish, Cyanea capillata

Though I’m not positive, I believe this is a Lion’s Mane jellyfish, found along the rocky coastline of Orcas Island, WA.

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In spring, massive amounts of By-the-wind sailors, and Comb Jellyfish (Ctenophore) wash up along the wrack-line at Long Beach. The photo above, with spring clouds reflected in the surf, gives a sense of how much sea life is cast up on shore.

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By-the-wind sailor, Velella velella

Lens Artists: Reflections

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2 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #25: Reflections II ~

  1. minustide says:

    Thank you so much for your mentioning me in this post. The top image of the sea nettle, wow! I believe your lion’s mane jelly ID is correct. On your shot of the drift line full of Velella, I’m wondering is those other things, the cylindrical pinkish ones, might be pyrosomes. They were abundant in the drift in your neck of the woods in 2016 and 2017. It was fun to go through a bunch of your recent posts this morning. You’ve been posting great stuff, most of which I’ve let slip by. I’m hoping to catch more of your interesting posts and great photos in the year ahead.- Steve

  2. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Thanks for responding, Steve! I was hoping you could point me in the right direction to id the pink cylindrical critters. Next time I see them on the beach, I’ll get some better photos. I’m glad you enjoyed browsing some of my posts. It is one way to express myself creatively!

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