17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Spanish Shawl Nudibranch attacking Eudendrium hydroids

Short-lived and blind, Spanish Shawl nudibranchs (Flabellinopsis iodinea) use their red rhinophores and their long purple oral tentacles to find fresh hydroids to behead. Their fiery orange cerata double as digestive and respiratory systems.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Monterey, California, United States of America
Camera: DMC-TS6
Copyright: © Robin Agarwal