What It’s Like to Swim with Millions of Jellyfish

Ongeim’l Tketau, or “Jellyfish Lake,” on the island country of Palau is a place you need to add to your underwater photography bucket list. The waters are famous for the millions of jellyfish that migrate across the lake on a daily basis, which provide for incredible views that many have captured on camera.

A man who goes by mikeyk730 recently visited the lake after learning about it four years ago, and he captured the amazing footage above by bringing along a GoPro HERO4 Silver.


“A place like Palau’s Jellyfish Lake is a reminder of how wondrous the world can be,” mikeyk730 writes. “Swimming with literally millions of jellyfish was absolutely surreal — a reminder that there will always be surprises out there!”

P.S. If the video above won’t play in your country, it’s also on Vimeo. Also, in case you’re wondering, the two species of jellyfish in the lake both have stinging capabilities, but their defenses are generally too weak to cause any pain to humans.