TOKYO-2020 Science / Other

Fluorescing Colonial Sea Anemones

  • Prize
    Gold in Science/Other, 2nd Place winner in Science
  • Photographer
    Peter Kinchington
  • Agency / Studio
    Peter Kinchington Photography
  • Technical Info
    F/5.6 1s (focus Stack Of 100 Exposures)
  • Photo Date

The Colonial Sea Anemones (Zoanthids) emit fluorescent colours when excited by blue light. I believe this is why Yellow Zoanthids look yellow at depth when the ambient light is mostly blue.