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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cyclops

The larval Cyclopsetta fimbriata..cyclops from one eye, is a flounder. They are flat fish, that start with eyes on either side of their face, and as they develop, one eye joins the other on one side of the face. This image reminds me that to these tiny baby fish, we humans are so alien to their world, imagine their surprise at seeing one of us!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: West Palm Beach, FL, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Suzan Meldonian