16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Waratah Anemones

Waratah anemones, named after the vibrant red waratah flower, are common in rock pools along the east coast of Australia. These amazing organisms reproduce asexually through cloning themselves, and live in colonies of related individuals. They defend their borders, and if another colony gets too close they will attack it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Port Kembla, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Alex Pike