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Morning fog on Lake Owassa
Future Punks
Moonrise over Lake Owassa
House over looking a sunset in Bilbao, Spain
Mirror & Ice Cream
The Moon through Our Juniper Tree: Two Studies in Color and Contrast
Sunrise over Lake Owassa
White Spider
Star 9
The Palm
Spider
a bouquet of chriatmas tree worms
Orange
Purple Glow
Prismatic sunset
Inlet of Lake Owassa
The kiss
Outer Banks sunrise with horses
Coconino County Fair
The Moon through Our  Juniper Tree: Original & Two Studies in Contrast & Tint
Barber Shop
Nurture the Sole
Apple Picking in Red Hook NY
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
a bouquet of chriatmas tree worms

The spirobranchus giganteus is a worm that makes it home in living coral. Each worm borrows a hole in the coral and creates a hard shell or calcareous tube from sand and a glue secreted by collar glands just below the worms head. The radioles are the tree-like appendages near the head that extend out of the coral to capture plankton that passes by. This picture is a unusually large group of worms with a dark coral background and sparkles of sand that reflected the light of the strobe giving the shot a more Christmas like appearance

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2015
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 22, 2015, 11:32 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
Focal Length: 49mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO200
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