Trapped inside a jellyfish

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Bizarre images of a fish stuck inside a jellyfish have been captured by an Australian photographer. Tim Samuel was freediving in Byron Bay when he came across a small fish swimming around inside the jellyfish.

He took pictures of the unusual encounter and shared them on Reddit via Imgur. His photos were quickly shared online. "I found this fish trapped inside a Jellyfish while freediving in Byron Bay. He was trapped in there but controlled where the Jellyfish was moving," he said in an Instagram post.

Speaking to CNET, he added: "It seemed completely trapped in there, like it had somehow managed to swim inside and then was unable to back itself out. The fish was able to propel the jellyfish forward and controlled its movement to an extent.

"The jellyfish threw it off-balance though, and they would wobble around, and sometimes get stuck doing circles. I contemplated freeing the fish as I felt bad for it, but in the end decided to just let nature run its course, which was a difficult decision for me to make."

And as a number of commentators pointed out, the fish likely met an unfortunate end and was digested by the jellyfish.