1st Place Winner at the Venice ABISSI Underwater Photo Contest
Abissi Underwater Photo Venice
1st Place Winner at the 2021 Venice Abissi Underwater Photography Contest.
Great news from the beautiful Venice!! My split shot “Cotylorhiza tuberculata in Sunset” won the 1st Place at the “2021 Venice Abissi Underwaterphoto Contest” in the category DSLR / Mediterranean Wide Angle.
The 27 awarded photos of 2021 edition are displaid at the Venice National History Museum (Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia), the most suitable place for an exhibition of this kind. A big thanks to the organizers of this competition, Davide Barzazzi and Agnese Zane, the sponsors and of course to the jury, Marcello Di Francesco, Davide Lopresti and Fabio Iardino!!
Cotylorhiza tuberculata is a species of jellyfish, of the phylum Cnidaria, also known as the Mediterranean jellyfish, Mediterranean jelly or fried egg jellyfish. It is commonly found in the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, and Adriatic Sea. It can reach 40cm in diameter, but is usually less than 17cm wide. It seems that this jellyfish’s sting has very little or no effect on humans.