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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Angry Amphipod

I photograph plankton creatures out in the ocean at night. Every night there occurs a vertical migration filled with bizarre little creatures with interesting behaviors with funny little personalities. This is an angry looking amphipod, a creature about the size of a pin head... that was found spinning this Orchistoma jellyfish as it walked along the top. I use a 60mm macro lens with a 10x diopter and 2 focus lights plus two strobes to accomplish this.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: West Palm Beach, FL, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Suzan Meldonian