Litlle Blue Stinger
|Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher)
|Date Taken: 2011-11-03|
|Camera: canon PowerShot G9|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2012-04-07 6:32|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Something different from the cold Travelogue. I had a short vacation on Koh Samui after a intensive two week business trip to Singapore. It was one of those vacations that there was little action other than taking a tourist trip across the island, fishing and taking a massage.|
Of course a camera is brought along on all trips so also on this mini break. After a nice stroll on the beach I decided to use the macro function on my little G9 to get a nice shot of this little blue stinger, of which I do not know the scientific name. The little blue stingers were also the result of some instant panic attacks when we swam around in the sea and collided with them.
It would be nice if somebody can give me the name of this blue stinger and also to let me know if it is a Jellyfish.
Update on my note Aug 13 2014: this is the Janthina janthina or common purple snail.
oscarromulus has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
- [2012-04-07 10:21]
I have not seen this before, from this angle it looks like a blue sea shell with something white trailing behind, like a snail. Nice details shot, I can smell the sea and tropical air.
Aparte foto met veel details en goed van scherpte
Super mooie kleuren
- [2012-04-07 11:43]
Bijzondere foto van deze kwal. Typisch met deze kleur. Mooi genomen in uitstekende scherpte en goede diepte in de foto.
- [2012-04-07 13:10]
I think this is a stranded Blue Portugese man o' War, Physalia physalis.
It is not a jellyfish but a colonial collection of organisms that can sting. Nice to see one of this on the beach!
Thanks and enjoy your Easter,
Funny creature but your note is very useful. I miss Thailand :(