While freediving in Byron Bay off the north coast of New South Wales in Australia, Tim Samuel came across a rare and fascinating sighting of a fish inside a jellyfish. According to the Australian-based photographer, the orange fish ended up controlling the direction of the perfect-fitting jellyfish but we all know the little guy’s fate was ultimately sealed once he entered that trap door. Surprisingly, Samuel published the photo on his Instagram account late last year but only started going viral after being republished by DiscoverOcean.
I'm loving hearing where you are all from and where you saw this posted, keep it up, it's putting a big smile on my face It is crazy how much attention this little guy is getting. When @franny.plumridge and I stumbled upon it we knew we had found something special, but had no idea just how unique and rare this sighting was. I'm completely blown away by all the attention it is getting from all over the world.
T R A P P E D – Woke up this morning to my phone going crazy due to one my photos being reposted by @discoverocean. Here's another photo from that day. I found this fish trapped inside a Jellyfish while freediving in Byron Bay. He was trapped in there but controlled where the Jellyfish was moving. Prints are available through my website – link in bio