Photographer Kien Lam Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it will be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying throughout the globe to Jellyfish Lake in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Jellyfish Lake in the Federated States of Micronesia is an estimated 12,000 years old, with its waters largely remoted from the surrounding lagoon. So, the nowadays jellyfish stay unloose from predators, feeding off the lake’s algae. And while they have stingers, they're too little to live felt past people.

Ordinarily stuffed with vacationers, Lam was, fortunately, capable of hold the lake largely to himself for some unimaginable unloose diving—scuba diving is non-allowed. Approaching the dock, the lake seems to be similar whatsoever different, however, a shock awaits one time a pack of jellyfish is positioned. The jellyfish migrate throughout the lake in common patterns all through the twenty-four hours, chasing the Sun as well as their nutrient supply.

“From the floor, it seems to be similar a bright however in any other case regular lake consummate with a stroll upwardly the dock,” Lam tells us in an e-mail. “It’s if you bound in as well as swim in the direction of wherever the swarm of jellyfish has migrated to that every little thing simply turns into a scrap more than magical. I seen many of the guests have been merely happy with popping their caput downward into the H2O to appear at these glowing golden jellyfish. I wished to live enveloped past them so I dove downward as deep as I might every time (roughly 10-12 meters). Downward at that place, it speedily will get darkish as well as it turns into tougher to differentiate betwixt upwardly as well as downward. It might non-hold felt whatsoever more than alien than in these few moments at that depth.”