Compass Jellyfish

The Ocean is fantastic. Compass Jellyfish are common around our southern shores during the warmer months of spring and summer. Beautifully elegant and totally dreamy as they drift along and the sunlight illuminates their vivid orange frills. However don’t be…

Compass Jellyfish

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The Ocean is fantastic.

Compass Jellyfish are common around our southern shores during the warmer months of spring and summer. Beautifully elegant and totally dreamy as they drift along and the sunlight illuminates their vivid orange frills. However don’t be fooled by the tranquility as these alien like creatures pack a punch in their straggly tentacles – I got a little close to those extra long whippers at the end of this shot… Those things are long! Risky moves but I love how they wrap around the lens and delicately whip off into the darkness. Very cool!

After a few months of heavy editing and sat behind a keyboard, I was spoilt recently with a week off in sunny Northwest Scotland. The freediving conditions where immaculate – clear, blue and perfectly calm. The underwater landscapes were made of radical rock structures and covered in kelp forests. What’s more they were densely packed with a far greater abundance and variety of marine species than I’d seen anywhere else in the UK. Scotland is where I first discovered my love for the ocean, many moons (and tides) later the Scottish seas continue to blow my mind and win my affection!
However, I did not take a camera with me to Scotland, I just soaked it up the old fashioned way – with my eyes ��! So this clip is one from home here in Cornwall, a dreamy reminder on my return to southwest waters that it’s pretty damn special here too!

THE OCEAN IS FANTASTIC.

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