21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Egg Release

This photo shows a polychaete worm releasing its eggs into the water column. This worm was found on a blackwater dive in the Lembeh Strait, Indonesia, which is a dive over deep water at night using lights to attract plankton and other creatures.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Kat Zhou