Moon Jelly Exhibit

Marty CohenJellyfish, Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium6 Comments

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Moon Jelly Exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Moon Jelly Exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

There is a relatively new jellyfish exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was amazing to be in this part of it. There were a series of these beautifully lit, tall, cylindrical tanks each housing many Moon Jellies. The room was dark and, perhaps, had a 6 or 8 sided shape so there were multiple walls. On some of the walls were full length mirrors and there were reflections of the tanks in the mirrors like in a “fun house.” It was magical and mysterious at the same time. At one point, trying to exit the room, I almost walked straight into one of the mirrored walls. I just loved how this exhibit was set up and the special way it displayed these beautiful jellyfish. Be sure you click on the image to enlarge it. That’s a “must do.”

From a technical perspective, here are the settings for this photograph. The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm f/4L IS lens, 1/125 sec at f/4, ISO 5,000. For those who like to look at the technical stuff, this amazing Canon camera worked beautifully in the dark and at an ISO of 5,000.

6 Comments on “Moon Jelly Exhibit”

  1. It must be pretty fun to be in this exhibit, having the jellies floating and circling while you’re moving and circling…or were you floating too after awhile?

  2. Wow this is beautiful. You’ve caught great perspective, looking all the way to the back. And I like the way the glass cylinders look jelly-like themselves. I think the Aquarium should use this photo in their promo materials! Now I have to get over there to see them too.

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