16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bluebutton in Miami, FL

The Bluebutton is a siphonophore, closely-related to the Portuguese Man-o-war. Usually floating far offshore in the ocean, hard winds can push these creatures close to the beach. I found this beautiful little dime-sized creature floating by a dock in Miami, Florida.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Miami, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Brian Magnier