The Portuguese man-of-war—a colonial organism related to the jellyfish—is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace. For nearly two years, retired U.S. Navy combat photographer Aaron Ansarov has collected and photographed man-of-wars that wash up on a local Florida beach.
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VIDEOGRAPHER: Aaron Ansarov
PRODUCER: Will Halicks
EDITOR: Nick Lunn