18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Psychedelic Clam

The original photo is of a giant clam in Natewa Bay, Fiji. Giant clams have symbiotic zooxanthellae within them that add to their vibrant colors. These symbiotic algae living within the clam's tissues help them obtain energy.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Savusavu, Fiji
Camera: Canon PowerShot S120
Copyright: © Sara Carlson