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Yellyfish Lake

Yellyfish Lake
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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-25
Categories: Cnidarians
Camera: Olympus mju 720 SW
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: 2006/09 Palau, Mironesia, Philipp.
Date Submitted: 2007-08-23 2:21
Viewed: 6835
Points: 18
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Yellyfish Lake

North of the island of Koror at Rock Islands is an island with a lake which is since 10.000 years separated from the sea. Small underwater channel exchange fresh water with the sea. As they are separated and have no enemies the yellyfish lost their poison tentacles and you could swim in the lake. ... and we do it :-)

When the sun is behind the clouds hundreds, no thousands of yellyfishs are coming up to the water surface. You swim like in bubbling bath tub (please have a look to the WS) - it is an impressive feeling to nudge in every motion on them. The sun breaks through the clouds - the process turn around - no yellyfish was seen at the water surface.

These Yellyfish are up to 12 cm great. Sometimes you could see a young Yellyfish under a greater Yellyfish. This isn't a child as our guide told us ... they don't want to swim :-)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-23 2:32]

Hello Achim,
Great capture of these Jellyfish in beautiful colours. I don't think I would fancy swimming amongst them even though it must be quite an experience. Thanks for your interesting note too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Achim,

A nice image of the jelly fish, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • oanna Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 7] (29)
  • [2007-08-23 7:24]

nice composition and very good details for this yellyfish.quite unusual at first sight.


Hi Achim!
Amazing photo! Wonderful colors and POV, great composition. Well done!

bonjour achim
ce ne sont pas des creatures que l'on souhaite voir autrement qu'en photo.
bonne netteté sur la premiere meduse,juste un peu de bruit sur les parties foncées.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-23 10:46]

selam achim , excellent shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-23 19:09]

Hello Achim

A wonderful capture of these jellyfish,interesting that they lost the ability to sting.It must be amazing to see thousands of them like that.TFS


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-24 5:53]

Hi Achim,
It's an interesting place to visit. Nice composition, POV, colors and good notes. TFS
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Achim,
Great and unusual scene! Beautiful colors and sharpness. Intresting subject!
Thanks for haring,


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