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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Caressed by the sea

The photo is showing some Goniopora sp. polyps. Often called flowerpot coral, is a genus of colonial stony coral found in lagoons and turbid water conditions. Goniopora have numerous daisy-like polyps that extend outward from the base, each tipped with 24 stinging tentacles which surrounds a mouth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Lembeh, Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Mª Cristina Fernández