Caption: Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Eil Malk island, Palau. This lake contains millions of these golden jellyfish (Mastigias cf. papua etpisoni), which contain symbiotic photosynthetic algae within their bodies. The algae produce sugars for the jellyfish to use as food. The jellyfish have a daily migration around the lake, swimming around so that they receive the best exposure to sunlight as the sun moves across the sky. Jellyfish Lake is connected to the nearby ocean by tunnels near its surface. These jellyfish are related to and descended from the spotted jellyfish (Mastigias papua) that live in the ocean. However, the lake has been essentially isolated from the ocean for some 12-15,000 years, allowing the evolution of very specialised forms. These jellyfish do have stinging cells, but they are not generally strong enough to affect humans, and snorkelling with the jellyfish in the lake is a popular tourist activity.

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

Keywords: alga, algae, animal, animals, aquatic, beautiful, beauty in nature, belau, cnidaria, cnidarian, coelenterate, crowd, diving, fauna, forest, forested, isolated, isolation, jellyfish, jellyfish lake, lake, many, marine, mastigias cf papua etpisoni, micronesia, migration, multiple, natural world, nature, pacific islands, palau, photosynthesis, photosynthetic, point of view, popular, rainforest, replication, snorkeling, snorkelling, stingless, sun, sunlight, surface, swimming, swims, symbiosis, symbiotic, teeming, thousands, tourism, tourist site, tropical, tropics, underwater, unesco, water, wildlife, wonder, world heritage site

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

Jellyfish Lake

K003/4115 Rights Managed

Downloadable master

Duration: 00:00:07.17

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 289.6M


Capture format: HDV

Codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)

Interlaced: Yes

Please contact Science Photo Library if you require the original, or other formats.


Save watermarked comp

Request un-watermarked file

Price clip Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator