Who Thought Sea Slugs Could Look This Cool

Who Thought Sea Slugs Could Look This Cool

Their scientific name? Nudibranchs. These tiny creatures can be found on the ocean floor. Most of them are no bigger than a human index finger, and live fully exposed their entire lives. In these photographs taken by acclaimed underwater Photographer David Doubilet, these sea slugs look almost like meticulously crafted Play-Doh creations. The bright coloring is actually an act of beautiful self defense.

via: National Geographic

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Tam Nguyen's picture

Well said Lauren...

Jeroen Van Goey's picture

These pictures appeared in an article published in June 2008 in National Geographic
(http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/06/nudibranchs/holland-text) . Of interest to photographers is the accompanying video
(http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/video/player?titleID=1531204600#/?titl... ) where at 3:15 you see the mini underwater studio in plexiglass with a curved seamless white backwall that Doubilet used to shoot these nudibranch glamour shots.

Roman Kazmierczak's picture

The 3rd one from bottom is smiling for a picture!

Liz Cresswell's picture

i wish my garden slugs looked liked that ,