"Seeing Stars" - detail of a sea cucumber by Karen Willshaw

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Close up of a marine sea cucumber sometimes called a pineapple sea cucumber.

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I’m one lucky lady who lives on a remote tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Inspired by the surrounding beauty above and below, I took up photography as a hobby several years go. This has now turned out to be an all consuming passion, driven by the desire to promote the Cocos (Keeling) Islands the only way I know, through my eyes and lens.

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  • DBArt
    DBArtabout 4 years ago

    excelent shot. very nice colors

  • kemal91
    kemal91about 4 years ago

    Great shot, very nice vibrant colours.

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkabout 4 years ago

    Lovely! I thought they were starfish! :-)

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago


  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous shot – you may like to add this to the challenge in Just Fun Group

  • quiltmaker
    quiltmakerover 1 year ago


  • Woo Hoo.. Thank you so much!! Congratulations to the other artists in this challenge :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    WONDERFUL capture Karen

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Commendable work Karen…16 January 2013

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  • Stephanie Bateman-Graham
    Stephanie Bate...over 1 year ago

    How very interesting.

  • Thank you Stephanie. Anything underwater is interesting… mother nature certainly didn’t forget them :)

    – Karen Willshaw

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