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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Shrimp in Azure Vase Sponge

Taken in 20 feet of water while shore diving in Cozumel, Mexico. In an area commonly seen as "not rich enough for REAL scuba diving", my dive buddy and I spent many peaceful and happy hours combing a sparse, fin-battered snorkeler's area finding endless representations of nature's surviving beauty.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Cozumel, Mexico
Camera: DSC-RX100M2
Copyright: © Jan Stanard