Yes, it’s a fish. Driving a jellyfish.
When photographer Tim Samuel went for a dive in Byron Bay, he couldn’t believe his eyes. “He was trapped in there, but controlled where the jellyfish was moving. The jellyfish would knock him off course though, and every now and then it would get stuck swimming in circles.”
According to experts, juvenile trevally (which are delicious!) are known to seek protection in the wobbly embrace of jellyfish, their stingers keeping predators at bay. Whether the fish was stuck is another question. It’s probably still out there, racing other juvenile fish in their jellyfish.
It’s just one more freaky example of animals around the world riding each other!
Photos: Tim Samuel.