|Copyright: Ileana Nemeth (bojtorjan)
|Date Taken: 2005-08-18|
|Camera: Olympus SP500UZ|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-11-10 10:31|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Is coral an animal or a plant?|
Corals look like plants, and they don't move around like a lot of animals, but they are animals. What we see as branches actually are whole colonies of coral animals. Each animal, called a polyp, has a hard skeleton and a soft body. This is attached to rock, or to the skeletons of dead polyps. What we sometimes see as flowers actually are the tentacles with which they capture food from the water. One of the main differences between plants and animals is that plants make their own food, whereas animals must eat plants or other animals.
Picture was taken at "Seattle Aquarium".
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Your picture looks like a 3D sculpture ! I love colors and sharpness, fine details, and the composition is great, too. Cheers from France, have a nice week-end !
I like of these aquatic creatures.
Excellent coloration and details.
Very good exposure.
Nice picture. Informative note.