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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Queen in her Hall

For a moment, this delicate creature allowed a giant from another realm to obtain a glimpse of its secret world within a Branching Vase sponge deep beneath the surface of the sea.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Camera: NEX-5N
Copyright: © William Goodwin