Swimming in Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk Island, Palau

A diver shot this mesmerizing footage whilst snorkeling in Jellyfish Lake, it may look like a bad idea, but the millions of jellyfish are not harmful to humans. The Golden Jellyfish in this lake have been isolated from their oceanic descendants for around 15,000 years and over time their sting has weakened.

Every day an estimated 13 million golden jellyfish ritually migrate from the east side to the west side of Jellyfish Lake, following the sun’s rays.

Jellyfish Lake is located on the Pacific island of Eil Malk, in Palau.

Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk Island, Palau
Photo by Sean Robertson

Golden Jellyfish
Photo by Sean Robertson