Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise!

Taking pictures of nature always makes me more aware of the world around me and typically makes me wonder about the beauties and intricacies of the natural world.  Here is a photo of some sort of sea critter that I found on a Southwest Florida beach last January.  It was in the surf at low tide on the morning of a full moon.   I was surprised by how beautiful this creature was.  I have no idea what it is, despite trying to identify it.  If you know, please let me know.   That will be a surprise too!


This is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge.  This week’s theme:  Surprise!

Want to join the fun?  Post a photo that means “surprise” to you.  Be sure to leave a link at The Daily Post.  Here are a few posts that other bloggers have done:

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20 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise!

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    It is so unusual- did you find out what it is?

    • Ninasbreakfast suggested that it was a “pelagic anemone” (see comment on the photo page). I did a google search and saw some similar looking creatures in the images, so maybe that is what it is. Regardless, it is very pretty — and was a pleasant surprise to see on the beach after a storm.

  3. I think, one of the sunburst sea anemones?

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  6. I’ve no idea but its beautiful – as long as it doesn’t sting!

    • I’m pretty sure it was dead, but I didn’t touch it just in case! Someone told me I should have turned it over to see the other side for help in identification. No way!

  7. It is quite the intriguing critter! 🙂
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    • Happy holidays to you to, EOF. I thought it was intriguing too. I hope I see another one again some time, although I’ve walked this same beach for the past 15 years and have never noticed something like this.

  8. looks like some kind of a jellyfish.

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  11. I have no idea what it is Anne but is is gorgeous…what a find…Happy holidays !!!!

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