Photo of the Week

September 19th, 2017

By Raquel Sosnowski

This image is one of contrast at its purest. Here, Thomas Peschak portrays one of the most dangerous jellyfish species in the world as a vision of serenity. As the sunlight shines into shallow waters, it shimmers off the glistening bodies of the jellyfish floating peacefully in the current. This is an environment completely unlike our own. It is dominated by creatures who have evolved and adapted over millennia to become masters of these watery realms. I find this image entrancing because of how alien it is from what I see daily. Box jellyfish are often encountered in swarms. They are especially interesting as their shape allows them to actively propel themselves through the water. This image reminds me that it is okay to choose your own direction or to go with the flow and see where the current takes you.