Lion's mane jellyfish, Cyanea capillata

Lion's mane jellyfish, Cyanea capillata

Z140/0009 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 33.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: RUDIGER LEHNEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lion's mane jellyfish. View of a lion's mane jellyfish, Cyanea capillata, floating in water. This jellyfish ranges from Arctic waters to the coasts of Florida, USA, and Mexico. Its tentacles can reach up to 30 metres in length and contain millions of nematocysts (stinging cells). Fish that become entangled in these tentacles become paralysed and are eaten by the jellyfish. The lion's mane jellyfish's bell (upper centre) can grow up to 2.5 metres in diameter. Jellyfish are primitive creatures whose bodies comprise 95 percent water. Photographed in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, bell, coelenterate, cyanea capillata, invertebrate, invertebrates, jellyfish, lion's mane, lion's mane jellyfish, nature, tentacle, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.