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chinese fishing-net
Photographing the Eiffel Tower
Rain highlights on a leaf
Face of the space
Friends share a laugh on the Irrawaddy River - Myanmar
Lac des Béraudes
Monkeys in Lopburi town, Thailand.
endless joy
Catching the Last Rays of the Day
People's Flow
Burning horseman
Nature's star
Green watcher
A Canon Fan
Fish of the day
The Twins
April blossom
People From the mountain - Santo Antão Island
Monkeys in Lopburi town, Thailand.
Angel
A stream of moths
Dorsal
Metalworks craftsman
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Nature's star

Keyhole urchins are intriguing due to the star shaped pattern and their fragility. When found on the beach they are typically broken. The photo highlights the star pattern, and also the ability of the urchin to repair damage as the skeleton here healed along the broken edges prior to death.

TAGS: Fragile, Pennsylvania, Shell

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Wendy Ryan.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
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