A recent feature on National Geographic shows us the extraordinary beauty of the Portuguese Man-of-War, pictures taken by Aaron Ansarov. It is a shame to see these colorful marine animals out of water, as they are so attractive and graceful in it. Often confused for jellyfishes, these “Zooids” as retired military photographer now photojournalist Ansarov correctly calls them, are responsible for many thousands of human stings every year in Australia. So although they are pretty, it is best to look at them at a safe distance.
Photos © Aaron Ansarov Via Feature Shoot and National Geographic