19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Animal forest

just one meter depth in the greenish water plenty of plancton near La Spezia (Italy) you can find a proper Mediterranean reef, an animal forest made by mussels, bryozoans, and spirograph tube worms (Sabella spallanzanii) whiche shows the beauty and the wealth of these important underwater architects.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 04.2021
Photo Location: Lerici, Italy
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Emilio Mancuso