Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Not a Sea Flower

Sea Anemones in a Tide Pool, Seal Rock State Park, Oregon
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved  (Velvia slide film)



Although it may look like a flower, a sea anemone is a marine predator. Around its mouth are tentacles armed with poisonous stinging cells used for self-defense or
 capturing prey. If I were a small fish, or crab, or errant toe, I would not want to make an enemy of anemone.

24 comments:

  1. Looks like a gorgeous flower! ;)
    Anyway, maybe it's really dangerous, but it's beautiful and your picture is magnificent!
    Léia

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  2. These anemones are stunning. Ive seen ones like that in rock pools on the North Coast of Brittany, France. Absolutely mesmerising.

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  3. You an inspiring photo Doug. I do like checking in on your photos. So much to learn.

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  4. The anemone looks so beautiful and full of promise...just like a politician's promise!

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  5. so pretty ... and what lesson do we learn? never trust a pretty face (or smile, or tentacles ... ;-))

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  6. So totally true, every word, Doug, but they sure are as pretty as flowers!

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  7. I guess Ariel the Mermaid really regretted it when she was up on her high-seahorse, singing whilst anemone behind her ear!

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  8. Like the contrast and colors
    Nice capture Doug!

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  9. Really impressive. Like colors and details

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  10. I know they are predators but they are beautiful!

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  11. Likewise for me when seeing your photos sir, I love seeing foreign things ( like the picture above) and pictures from foreign countries.

    http://palereddot.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-fishermen-village.html

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  12. · Nature is really beautiful. Your images show a small sample.

    · hugs

    CristalRasgado· & ·LaMiradaAusente
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  13. The bright pink tips make them really beautiful, although less "friendly" perhaps than my recent anemone poppies.

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  14. They look so pretty; but ones that shouldn't be messed around with.

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  15. WoW! so there is a lesson, Never trust something at first glance ;)

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  16. they do look very pretty, didn't know they were that deadly.. well for fishies anyways.. :)

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