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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Solitary Gorgonian Hydroid with Amphipod

This hydroid is not always easy to spot, it is very small and will not always have an amphipod living on it. However, I went diving at twilight determined to find one. My slow methodical swimming across the reef paid off after over an hour. I was again rewarded when my image came out exactly as I had planned.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Michelle Scamahorn