MOON JELLYFISH, KETCHIKAN HARBOR, KETCHIKAN, ALASKA, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Pentax 55-300 at 170mm
1/250 sec. f10
Being a denizen of the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, I'd never before seen a jellyfish in the wild. This species runs 10 to 16 inches in diameter and feeds on plankton, visible as light dots in the harbor waters. Although it does sting, it's harmless to humans. The orange "doughnuts" are the animal's egg-producing gonads.