Gold 2018 Nature / Underwater

Invearth. Toxic

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Underwater
  • Photographer
    Simone Arrigoni
  • Photo Date
    September 22, 2014

"Toxic", the second series of the InvEarth project, focuses on the possible first ancestor of all animal life on our planet: jellyfish, a fascinating and pulsating trap floating into the seas since over 500 million of years, like an immortal ensign of biodiversity. Its fatal beauty is here represented by two species of the genus Chrysaora, with its geometric drawnings adorning the bell, lace-edged arms and long tentacles hiding a miriad of nematocysts ready to sting.