When underwater photographer Lara Dakers visited the Gulf of Thailand on August 9, 2017 she captured something truly spectacular.
It was “jelly season” there, as they like to call it. For the past few days there had been jellyfish of all different shapes, colors, and sizes swimming around White Rock, the dive sight Dakers chose for this particular day.
While she could see many beautiful things around her, unfortunately that beauty was much harder for Dakers to film than it was too see.
“I had tried to film several of the Lion’s Mane Jellies (also known as the Giant Jellyfish or Hair Jelly) but they were all very close to the surface and the motion of the ocean was making filming steady and buoyancy a difficult combination,” she wrote.
Eventually though, she looked beneath her and saw a beautiful Lion’s Mane right below.
“It looked like it was finally at the perfect depth for capturing,” she wrote. “It [was a] beautiful movement without any other factors manipulating the movement too much.”
Dakers spent the next 20 minutes filming the jelly as it swirled around the ocean. This video is but a small portion of that but it still manages to capture the beauty of this creature wonderfully and, for that, Dakers must be commended!