Gold 2019 / Nature / Underwater (Non-Pro)

Invearth. Toxic

  • Prizes
    Gold in Nature/Underwater
  • Photographer
    Simone Arrigoni

"Toxic", the second series of the InvEarth project, focuses on the possible first ancestor of all animal life on our planet: jellyfish, a fascinating and pulsating trap floating into the seas since over 500 million of years, like an immortal ensign of biodiversity. Its fatal beauty is here represented by two species of the genus Chrysaora, with its geometric drawnings adorning the bell, lace-edged arms and long tentacles hiding a miriad of nematocysts ready to sting.

Simone Arrigoni is a classical pianist, multiple Freediving World Record holder and successful photographer. He holds more than 150 awards in the most prestigious International Photo Contests, such as the 1st Prize in NTU 2017 by Singapore's Nanyang Technological University & National Geographic. He was appointed FIOF Italian Photography Ambassador in China 2017-2019 and has been Underwater Photography Festival Ambassador since 2019. His works have been published in books, magazines and catalogues, as well as being collected and exhibited worldwide, from USA to Japan via Europe and China