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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Face

Deep in granite rock crevices, tidepool animals form collaborative images while foraging for mollusks. Ochre sea star nose, surrounded by California mussels cascading to green sea anemone mouth. Fierce carnivores: the ochre star is eating the mussels, while the green sea anemone is feasting on snails.

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Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: iPhone XS
Copyright: © Vicki Sarris