Top Shot: Electric Bluebottle

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A Portuguese man o’ war (Physalia physalis), also known as a Man-of-war or a bluebottle, peeks out from beneath the waters of Shell Cove in New South Wales, Australia. Photographer Matthew Smith experimented with many lighting techniques before getting the exposure just right with fibre optic snoots on his underwater flashes. Photograph by Matthew Smith