Living Fish Trapped Inside Jellyfish Looks So Helpless In This Bizarre Photograph

Posted: Jun 7 2016, 10:13pm CDT | by , Updated: Jun 9 2016, 10:44pm CDT , in Latest Science News


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Living Fish Trapped Inside Jellyfish Looks So Helpless in this Bizarre Photograph
A fish, that is still alive, is trapped inside a slightly larger jellyfish. Credit: Tim Samuel

An Australian ocean photographer Tim Samuel has captured this unique and rare sight while freediving in Byron Bay.

A hapless fish is struggling to break free in this once in a life time view.

The photographs of a living fish trapped inside a jellyfish have been taken by an Australian marine photographer during his trip inside Byron Bay and these have gone viral ever since he has posted them on Instagram.

Tim Samuel alongside another photographer Franny Plumridge was free diving in Byron Bay off the east coast of Australia back in December and was capturing mesmerizing life in the open water when he came across the unusual sight. A poor fish, which was still alive, stuck inside a translucent jellyfish and was trying to swim around but the jelly fish was knocking it off course.

“When I saw it, I was filled with amazement and curiosity. I had never seen anything like it. It was so strange and unusual, and it was really interesting to see how it would move through the water. The fish propelling the jellyfish, but wobbling around and being thrown off course by the jellyfish, sometimes being forced into swimming in circles.” Tim Samuel told ABC News.

I found a fish inside a jellyfish! He was trapped in there, but controlled where the jellyfish was moving

A photo posted by Tim Samuel (@timsamuelphotography) on

He followed the fish around for about half an hour and despite the difficulties of focusing on such a small object, he managed to take a couple of pictures of this unique scene and uploaded them on its website and social media accounts.

“I defiantly thought about setting it free,” Samuel told CNN, but in the end decided to just let nature run its course.”

He says he is overwhelmed by the response he is getting from all over the world.

“It is crazy how much attention this little guy is getting,” Samuel wrote in his Instagram. “When Franny Plumridge and I stumbled upon it we knew we had found something special, but had no idea just how unique and rare this sighting was.”

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