Photos of Jellyfish

Russian biologist Alexander Semenov graduated in 2007 from Moscow State University’s zoology department where he studied invertebrate animals. Specifically: squid brains. Now he works as the chief of his diving team at the White Sea Biological Station, camera always in-hand, where he’s captured some of these extraordinary photographs of jellyfish and other wildlife. You can see more images in his photo galleries or you can follow him on Flickr.

6716826195_96edacb597_b.jpg

5990613790_a40a16532c_b.jpg

6501463841_5c59a0dc9b_b.jpg

5990054111_cafb676a8f_b.jpg

5971000266_e7d1cef8d5_b.jpg

If you’re wondering what kind of equipment he uses, check out this page. His photos are absolutely stellar. It makes me want to get a macro lens and so some more photography.

Looks like he uses the following stuff: Canon 5dm2, Canon 400D, Leica X1, Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM, Canon EF 100mm f2.8L USM Macro, Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro, Subal CD5M2 Housing, Sealux CC400 Housing.

cameras2.jpg

lenses.jpg

housing.jpg

I bet my buddy Aaron will be stoked to know that he’ll be able to do this kind of photography too soon, since I recommended the Canon 100m f2.8 Macro lens to him. 🙂