A new dive location but the return of an old favourite. On the first dive at Fiskavaig Bay the Lion's Mane jellyfish were in abundance and generated some wonderful underwater photography.
A classic image of the Lion's Mane jellyfish with its delicate upper lobes and the vibrant crimson underneath of the bell, surrounding the jellyfish's mouth. The name comes from the long tentacles which trail out from the bell and these can cause nasty stings if caught unawares.
A couple of abstract images created by the reflection of the jellyfish near the surface of the relatively calm waters during this visit to Fiskavaig Bay.
Whether underwater or above, one of the advantages of still photography is to capture form and allow delicate features to be studied. For many the view of a lion's mane jellyfish is from above and their true beauty may not always be appreciated. It was certainly good to once again create some images of them as we continue to explore new underwater photography locations around the Isle of Skye.