The Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, California USA) had a few new things to see on a day when I visited in an attempt to escape the summer heat. This bubble coral was a new exhibit, and it was fascinating to watch the subtle movements in this living coral. I also loved the luminous quality, texture and colors in the bubbles. (Olympus E-510 & 35mm macro, 1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800, aquarium lighting/no flash, handheld)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (June 2012)

Artist of the Week in Art in Math (22 July 2013)

Winner of “Coral” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (July 2012)

Co-winner in “June ~ Zinger of the Month” challenge in Zingers (July 2012)

Winner of “I Sea You” challenge in Peace, Love & Tranquility group (November 2011)

Winner of “Strange Nature” challenge in Mood & Ambi(e)nce group (October 2011)

Top 10 in “July 2012 ~ Image of the Month Challenge” in Challenge Accepted group (August 2012)

Top 10 in “November 2011 Image of the Month” challenge in Peace, Love & Tranquility group (December 2011)

Featured in Low Light Photography (16 March 2014)

Featured in Love These Creatures (15 March 2014)

Featured in Perfect Harmonies (12 March 2014)

Featured in Challenge Accepted (23 July 2012)

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  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture and so interesting. Thanks for sharing this unusual creature.

  • Thank you! I was quite mesmerized by it at the time.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    Fabulous colour and beautifully caught.

  • Thank you! I was fascinated when I first saw this and love it still!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Absolutely unique, the colors are just out of this world…!

  • Nature’s colors are always beautiful and occasionally surprising. Thanks, Katherine!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    This is just crazy wonderful I love the bubbles, the colors and your composition of the elements!

  • Thank you, Joanne. Undersea creatures can be so amazing!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethover 3 years ago

    How exquisite and enigmatic!
    The colours here are just outstanding!

  • Thanks very much, Marian!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 3 years ago

    Remarkable image! Stunning!

  • Thanks, Glenn!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 3 years ago

    Amazing color and form!

  • Thanks very much, Cindy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Barbara Morrison
    Barbara Morrisonabout 3 years ago

    Absolutely Gorgeous!

  • Thank you, Barbara!

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  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelabout 3 years ago

    How gorgeous!!!! Congratulations on your challenge win!

  • Thank you very much!

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  • eelsblueEllen
    eelsblueEllenalmost 3 years ago

    Strange Nature challenge!

  • Thank you for the very cool banner!

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