Tube Anemone


Subject: Tube anemones (Ceriantharia) live on the sea floor where their cylindrical tube is partially buried and anchored into the substrate. This tube hosts the anemone’s worm-like body and is mainly made out of discharged stinging cells that are solidified with slime. These anemones can live up to 40 years.

Technique: With a lot of tints of the same colour a boost in contrast and an increase of the saturation was necessary to accentuate the different details of the animal’s body. A vignette was added to draw the spectator’s eye to the animal’s pharynx.

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