15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dendritic Formation Process in Enhydro Agate

A friend lent me this agate with fluid visibly moving inside. This image shows the black dendritic material coming together as beads, then chains, and forming around the internal fissures. Reads left to right. I could see movement as I shot this.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Beaverton, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800E
Copyright: © Joe Cantrell