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8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
This Calico Scallop is trying to flip itself back into the water after being washed up by the tide by opening and then snapping it's shell. Each of those little dark dots is actually an eye, which can

This Calico Scallop is trying to flip itself back into the water after being washed up by the tide by opening and then snapping it's shell. Each of those little dark dots is actually an eye, which can sense light and dark.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2009
Date Uploaded: 03.2010
Photo Location: Sanibel, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD1000
Copyright: © Muffin Hix
Awards
Photo of the Day: 11.28.11