Photos: Wildlife – Lytham St Annes

During my visit to Lytham St Annes, I also found a fairly distinct and unusual wildlife sighting, a rather large jellyfish carcass had washed up a significant distance from the shore.

This was my first visual experience with a jellyfish, which were under rather unfortunate circumstances. I felt saddened by its presence, highlighting this a heavy indicator of water pollution.

I have always found the aesthetic qualities of jellyfish to quite fascinating in their physicality, a transparent gelatinous form unlike the familiarity of mammals.  This was a quality that was flattered by the reflection of the sun, illuminating the subject and contrasting it against its surroundings.

I was able to produce a variety compositions that felt were successful in their representation of place and scale and/or the physical characteristics of the jellyfish itself.

I also noted distinctive marking in the mud flats themselves that suggested the presence of wildlife, potentially wildfowl whilst feeding (searching for insects).

Overall, I believe that this shoot was successful in produce some fairly distinct wildlife images of rather unusual subject.

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