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9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The arm and tube feet of a crown of thorns starfish while scuba diving off the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Invasive to Hawaii these starfish are causing destruction of coral reefs.

The arm and tube feet of a crown of thorns starfish while scuba diving off the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Invasive to Hawaii these starfish are causing destruction of coral reefs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2011
Date Uploaded: 07.2011
Photo Location: Kailua Kona, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Brandi Mueller