21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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Tiger shrimp (Phyllognathia ceratophthalmus), positioned on a blue sea squirt, for an impressive image due to its contrast and perspective. The animal is usually disgusting and hides, but in this case it was in plain sight and in an unusual position.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Bitung, Indonesia
Camera: NIKON D800E
Copyright: © Giacomo Marchione