Urticina lofotensis
White-Spotted Rose Anemone

This extreme close-up detail of an anemone's mouth shows the incredible textures and colors which can be found if one takes the time to slow down and look closely.

This species grows to about 4" across, and is generally found in the colder waters from San Miguel Island and Point Conception north to Alaska.

Lens: 60mm macro
Film: Velvia
Location: San Miguel Island, CA

©1998 Garry McCarthy