15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Pearl of My Eye

I came across a Pearl Factory kiosk in the mall when I was on vacation. I was impressed that every oyster was guaranteed to have a shiny pearl inside (they're from a pearl farm after all). Fresh oysters from the natural world, but turned into cultivated pearl factories. Nature meets nurture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-5000
Copyright: © Jean Huang