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Saturday, May 18, 2013

National Geographic, Photo of the day (May 18, 2013)

National Geographic, Photo of the day
Crinoid, New Caledonia

Photograph by Rodolphe Holler, Your Shot

Crinoid, New Caledonia

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My home is Tahiti and I am a dive guide working on board private megayachts, joining my clients anywhere in the world for unique dive experiences. I was cruising New Caledonia with one of my clients, around the small Loyalty island of Ouvea. While we were diving over a beautiful untouched reef, I noticed this crinoid in the distance because of its unusual colors. When I got closer, I realized the high photo potential of this beautiful creature. Sea feathers are quite common around New Caledonia, but it was the only time I had come across this amazing, colorful specimen. —Rodolphe Holler

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