Reef stars

Posted by ~~~Ann~~~ (Nelson, New Zealand) on 11 December 2017 in Animal & Insect.

These are the reef stars, or pātangaroa, found on west coasts of New Zealand's North and South islands. They are predators of mussels and use their suction feet to pry the mussel shells open. They can reach a span of 35 centimetres.

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Anne from France

They're so big!

11 Dec 2017 8:11am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful colors & details!
Lovely!

11 Dec 2017 8:27am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

superbe

11 Dec 2017 2:47pm

 

Olympus E-M1
1/400 second
F/6.3
ISO 200
50 mm

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