Jolly Jellies – Science Photographer of the Year

Here’s the third of four posts featuring an amazing image from our forthcoming exhibition ‘Science Photographer of the Year’. An international competition organised by the Royal Photographic Society, this will be its first showing outside of London.

The exhibition brings together 47 incredible photographic images showing off the diversity of science in action all over the world.

We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of the exhibition which helps you explore related topics along with suggestions of things to do during the lockdown. 

Upside down Jellyfish, Cassiopea xamachana. Photographer: Mary Anne Chilto

This species of jellyfish get their colour from the algae in their diet. More worryingly some jellyfish also eat plastic waste in the ocean.


More photography by Mary Anne Chilton

Cool ideas/tips for photographing underwater

Jellyfish fact file 

Listen to NIWA Jellyfish expert Dennis Gordon

Or read these Jellyfish facts and handy identification guides

Check out this amazing New Zealand Geographic article on Jellyfish

Jellyfish activities

Get cutting and gluing with these Jellyfish craft activities

Check out this delicious Jellyfish Recipe (It’s not what you think)

Music and Relaxation 

You may not have heard of this band:

Lockdown jellyfish relaxation:

And the rest of the moana