I love the gracefulness and colors of these lights but, as Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell said way back in the 60’s…

© janet m. webb

“Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing, baby!”

© janet m. webb

  1. Where did you capture that amazing jellyfish😍

    • I’d love to be able to say I was scuba diving in some exotic location, Lisa, and of course I could say that, but it wouldn’t be true. I took this at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. 🙂 Talk about grace and beauty in the water, the jellyfish certainly has that. The others were captured in a store in Scottsdale, Arizona. 🙂


  2. macmsue says:

    They are beautiful …all of them.

  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    Jelly fish are so interesting to watch …. in an aquarium. I’m less excited to see them in the water while I’m swimming 😉

    The jury is still out on the jelly fish lamps though. Not sure I care for those tentacle things hanging down.

    • I know what you mean about viewing jellyfish, Joanne. I feel the same way. As for the lamps, you’d need a high ceiling to that people weren’t banging their heads on the tentacles. But they worked well in this front window.


  4. Allan G. Smorra says:

    We saw the jellyfish exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and it was like looking at a living lava light. They are so graceful and your photos of them are beautiful.

  5. anne leueen says:

    Love these photos. I’ve never seen jellyfish lights before!

    • They’re definitely not something you see every day, Anne. 🙂 But they’re fun and I love the bright colors. In the right room, they’d add lots of fun and atmosphere.


  6. scr4pl80 says:

    Nice pictures, Janet. I think the lights would be cool if the “tentacles” lit up as well, but yes, you’d have to have a pretty high ceiling to hang them. I forget how fun going to an aquarium/zoo can be now that the kids are older, we don’t do much of that.

    • It would be interesting if the tentacles lit up on their own. I love going to the zoo or an aquarium even now that the girls are grown. In a way, it’s more fun, because I/we can take as much time as needed. 🙂

  7. joey says:

    Oh indeed. I can sit in an aquarium for hours! You got a great shot of the jellyfish 🙂

  8. Hammad Rais says:

    I have seen only palm sized jellyfish so far, which makes this a unique one. Nice comparison of both real and artificial 🙂

  9. restlessjo says:

    Saturday smiles, Janet 🙂 🙂

  10. great pics as usual. Great color. Randy

  11. I know that, like the one in Australia, some jellyfish are quite lethal. however, anytime I see pics or vids of them floating in the sea, I find myself awe-struck by how beautiful and graceful they are. And, now, I read that, at least, one breed is immortal – able to replicate itself indefinitely.

  12. Yeah, but those glass blown ones are really neat.

  13. Dan Antion says:

    It really is beautiful! I love the angle, Janet.

  14. pommepal says:

    Glorious colours

  15. Su Leslie says:

    Love the “real thing” Janet. It’s a beautiful shot. Melbourne Aquarium has (or used to have) a room of jellyfish tanks. Watching them en masse is one of the most hypnotic things I’ve ever seen 🙂

  16. basildonkitchens says:

    Beautiful – I like the real thing too! I love all the color during this cold, white time of year! 🙂

    • I agree. Today we’re a lot warmer, just above freezing so quite a heat wave, and the sun is out so it’s nice and bright. But there’s not much color this time of you, at least bright colors, so we have to enjoy them where we can.


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