15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Starfish spawning

A female Starfish spawns bright orange eggs. In the background, many sea-lilies cover the coral reef, as typical in this area in the late hours of the night. This photo is part of an ongoing project documenting reproductive phenomena of corals and other coral-reef associated animals.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Eilat, Israel
Camera: DSC-RX100M4
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger