The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace.

The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace.

The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace.

The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace.

The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace.

The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace.

The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace.

The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace.

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The Portuguese man o' war isn't actually a jellyfish but a siphonophore, made up of a colony of tiny specialized animals called hydroids.  They serve various functions such as feeding, defense, & reproduction. They have no propulsion system & depend on currents & wind for mobility in warm tropical & subtropical waters worldwide. Interesting NatGeo article. #sea #ocean #myt

The Portuguese man o' war isn't actually a jellyfish but a siphonophore, made up of a colony of tiny specialized animals called hydroids. They serve various functions such as feeding, defense, & reproduction. They have no propulsion system & depend on currents & wind for mobility in warm tropical & subtropical waters worldwide. Interesting NatGeo article. #sea #ocean #myt

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