Zooids are a colonial animal that can survive only when connected with other zooids. Each has its individual personality, but collectively they exist as a single being with a shared goal of survival. Together they are more commonly known as the portuguese man o’ war.

Fine art macro photographer Aaron Ansarov has been capturing the beauty of hundreds of portuguese man o’ war to seek to change our perception of a creature that is normally seen as a threat and a nuisance.

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