Indigo is a colour of blue and blue is the colour of this animals tentacles.
On a recent trip down the coast of northern NSW I stumbled upon some blue bottles (Portuguese man o’wars) lying in wait on the sand as the tide was going out. Not a lot in number that you would keep a watchful eye but just enough that they surprised you as you nearly trod on one. Their long tentacles are venomous and can give you a very nasty sting. A fascinating almost beautiful creature with a deadly indigo tail.
Crystal clear sac filled with gas to float on the water, these creatures have no propulsion and are at the mercy of the winds, tides and currents of the ocean. This species are responsible for up to 10,000 human stings per year in the Australian summer. We have a healthy respect for them.
So indigo this week is deadly but alluring.
For more Indigo photographs please go to Jennifer Wells’ website. Jennifer hosts this challenge each week with a different colour to challenge us with.