15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Round purple

An anemone (magnificent Heteractis) is closing at sunset, thus showing its capitulum (outer mantle) of a beautiful purple color. Among the tentacles a family of clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion) with parasitic inside the mouth with isopod Cimothoa.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: E-M1
Copyright: © ALEX VARANI
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