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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Coral spawning

A huge basket star that comes out of its hiding place at night stands tall on the branching Acropora coral just when the coral began to spawn its pinkish egg-sperm bundles. In the background, fish are feasting on the highly nutritious coral eggs

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Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Eilat, Israel
Camera: DSC-RX100M4
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger