May 18, 2013

Crinoid, New Caledonia

Photograph by Rodolphe Holler, Your Shot

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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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19 comments
Santhosh Kumar
Santhosh Kumar

excellent shot friend...keep it u....a very rich color combination....MOTHER NATURE.....

Tina Wade-Lucas
Tina Wade-Lucas

Beautiful shot. But is crinoid a plant or an animal?  I'll have to look that up.

Shannon T
Shannon T

No idea what a crinoid is. I'll have to look it up. I can't believe this was taken under water. It's so clear. Well done Rodolphe.

Nancy Goldsen
Nancy Goldsen

It really makes you think about creation and how it happens and why...truly a wonderment!

Liane Vesell
Liane Vesell

Simply stunning.  What an amazing job you have!  I would love to be able to dive some of the sites you have:-) Thank you for sharing.

Victoria Nekhai
Victoria Nekhai

Wow, that is one of the most beautiful creatures I've ever seen!

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