April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Bonne Bay Drift

Photograph by David Doubilet, National Geographic

A lion’s mane jellyfish drifts in Bonne Bay in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The species can grow to eight feet across.

Years of overfishing, warming waters, and possible offshore drilling cause concern for the health of the gulf's ecosystem.

See more pictures from the May 2014 feature story “The Generous Gulf.”


Listen to David Doubilet speak about being an underwater photographer »

5 comments
Rodolfo Alonzo
Rodolfo Alonzo

I would consider it an honor to be bitten by such a beautiful creature. But you will never get me in the Ocean. It's just too hazardous. What with all the oil, chemicals to break down the oil, sharks. Also I know what takes the pain out of a bite. If no Emergency crews are around. Urine.

Caleb Bulow
Caleb Bulow

We used to be able to download images for placing on our desktop - is that gone for good now?

Lokesh Gautam
Lokesh Gautam

nice snap!!!!   this pic is really beautiful..a really nice creative level!! u were at right place at right time

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