Brain Coral by debbielove ()
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Taken last year with my larger camera (not the one that broke on me!), I tried to get different shots of more interesting 'Other' things that live in the seas of the world.. Some shots failed (lots!), others worked (few!)..
Here is a Brain Coral of the type Oulophyllia, first described in 1848.. This one lives in the wild on Reefs in Indo-China.. Luckily, this species is not threatened..
I've kept the picture big so you can use it a screensaver or whatever if you wish...
Image Comments (19)
OMG, tortuous is an understatement when you get a look at those patterns, Rob. Actually, other than the patterns, the coral resembles certain helmets worn by guards or soldiers back in the Middle Ages and earlier. In any event, excellent capture considering the aquarium lighting.