This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Winter’s Reach’
Ok, I know this is slightly cheating for this theme. Playing on cultural stereotypes of winter as relating to Christmas, as relating to Christmas trees but as I try not to get caught by winter’s reach (brrrr) this little guy, the Christmas tree worm is the my choice of photo today.
Christmas tree worms, Spirobranchus giganteus, are usually found in coral reefs in tropical waters (so not wintery at all). If you go near them they suck back down into a hole in the coral. The colourful feathery looking plumes are actually for feeding & respiration and most of the worm is hidden away.
If you want to see my underwater photos from various places then check out the collection of galleries in my Reef Beasties Gallery.
To see all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Winter’s Reach’ here.
Thinking of buying lenses for Christmas? Please check out my excellent used Nikon Gear page, I’ve swapped over systems and I’m trying to raise money on my previous gear.