13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Living Fossil

This is a living fossil, a type of shrimp similar to the 521 million year old trilobite. It lives in the middle of the Arizona desert. When there is no water, the adults die but the larva somehow survive entombed in the cement-like dry dirt. What better way to show off its weird features than to turn the image into a negative!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Marble Canyon, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS
Copyright: © Brian Clopp