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The first thing I thought of when I read this weeks PhotoFriday theme, “Wildlife,” was the African Savannah. The lions, gazelles, giraffes, all the famous big mammals. Unfortunately I’ve never been. So I’m afraid you’ll have to make do with this picture of a goat I took in Corsica. The thing I like about it is the sad look in his eyes; he may not be wild but he wants to be.

Please also vote for my entry in last weeks challenge, “Casual.” I’m entry number 162.

The Extraordinary

Jellyfish, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Another late entry this week — I hope you remembered to vote for my entry in last weeks challenge!

The Extraordinary” is the challenge this week. With enough intellectual curiosity, almost anything can be considered extraordinary. The world is populated with so many amazing landscapes, sights and creatures that it was difficult to know where to start but in the end I settled on these jellyfish at Monterey Bay Aquarium. In addition to being extraordinary, their diversity and beauty was completely unexpected.


Jellyfish, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Seemingly lacking anything much in common with humans, jellyfish are often considered to be primitive forms of life. I think that makes this picture appropriate for this weeks PhotoFriday challenge, even though new information indications that they are much more evolved that we previously thought.

This image was taken in Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

Please also vote for my entry in last weeks challenge, “Dead of Night.” I’m entry number 89.