13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Squat shrimp on a coral

The squat shrimp, or sexy shrimp, gets its name from its tail, which keeps on bobbing up and down all the time. They usually hide in or under corals, so catching one out in the open like this is a rarity.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Philippines
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Arno Enzerink