Fish-hitchhikers Photo Recognized as the Best in the Competition in UK

12.09.2016

The winner of the national award of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 for best picture, demonstrating the rich biodiversity of the UK, became the photographer George Stall. He managed to capture small fish swimming among the tentacles of the giant Arctic jellyfish. He called his work «Hitchhikers».

Fish-hitchhikers Photo Recognized as the Best in the Competition in UK

The photo was made near the coast of Scotland, not far away from the Hirt Island. Stalls went there according to the instructions of the Scottish natural heritage Fund. During one of the dives, there was a meeting with the creature, whose size impressed the author. The hair jelly, or «lion's mane» is the largest jellyfish in the oceans. The diameter of the dome of some individuals reaches 2 meters. Its tentacles are covered with stinging cells that contain virulent poison, however, not fatal for man. Fish, who formed the medusa company, secured safe swimming, protected by a predator.