Fish-Eating Anemone

Fish-Eating Urticina
Urticina piscivora

Even more colorful than the
Spiny Brittle Stars surrounding it,
a fish-eating anemone bides its time
while waiting for its next meal --
a small fish or invertebrate.

Growing about 8 inches (20cm) across,
these animals can be found
from La Jolla to Alaska.

Lens: 60mm Micro Nikkor
Film: Fuji Velvia
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Depth: 60 feet/21 meters
©2001 Garry McCarthy