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 »

30 comments
Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

How do you take this type of shot. Half in and half out the water????.  Great photo.

Paula Remz
Paula Remz

Stunning creature, stunning image.

Cristina Hoster
Cristina Hoster

Hi, David,

This is a nice one! Congratulations! What is beautiful must be showed!

Please take more pictures and share with us!  


PS: Unfortunately the humanity lifestyle is destroying the beautiful nature so fast! And I am sad about it!



Muthiah Ramachandran
Muthiah Ramachandran

Hi there David Doubilet, its a very unique photo a jellyfish in this environment, I heard that due heavy fishing and exploitation of the sea has cause change reaction plus the globe warming.

Love what you are doing and its a life time work, all the best to you and hope you will be capturing more pictures like this and tell the world of its environments effects.

If only we can change the time to 100 years ago and act accordingly and bring back life to its natural growth.

Rama- Sydney.

Janice H.
Janice H.

This is a unique photo and it took my breath away.       It's so awesome and beautiful!      Strange and wonderful.

Carlos Angulo R
Carlos Angulo R

Bonne Bay Drift

Photograph by David Doubilet #NatGeo #Photography

Robert Wells Jr.
Robert Wells Jr.

says generous gulf, no terrain of that sort on this end of the country?


pala lechat
pala lechat

Amazing shot of a beautiful world. Lets all pledge to work to keep it that way!

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

An amazing picture,of an amazing creature of the deep. yet we proceed to kill them off in an ecosystem already weakened by Mother nature, who we cannot control, and to our over fishing, dumping of garbage, and poisons into the ocean's,lakes, and rivers, that we can!   

A really good shot,and I wish to see many more like this one.  j.e.s........

M. Clendenen
M. Clendenen

Amazing shot - not only the cool jellyfish, but the underwater/above water contrast.  I love it.

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

Esther West
Esther West

That's a myth perpetrated by a television show.

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